About Sustainability Primary


“Herman Miller will be a good corporate neighbor by being a good steward of the environment.”

—D.J. De Pree, founder, Herman Miller, Inc., 1953

At John A. Marshall Co., we are proud to be a good steward of the environment. We are changing our everyday habits, such as paper reduction, recycling, and the use of solar power to minimize our use of electricity, to help the environment. We are also facilitating ways to help our clients initiate sustainable environments and partnering with like-minded manufacturers.

We are proud to associate with and represent some of the world's leading manufacturers of sustainable products, most notably MillerKnoll, where designing products with consideration for their environmental impact is a central corporate strategy. With a legacy of environmental stewardship dating back to the 1950s, Herman Miller's interest in the environment began with the strong convictions of its founder, D.J. De Pree. As a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council and an active participant in creating the LEED protocol, Herman Miller has helped carry the concept of environmental stewardship across industries and around the world.

In 2004, Herman Miller put into place a set of environmental goals that included a zero operational footprint. Since then, the company has sharpened its goals around the smart use of resources, eco-inspired design, and becoming community-driven. Its new 10-year sustainability strategy—Earthright—begins with three principles: positive transparency, products as living things, and becoming greener together.