Our DEI Journey So Far

Building on the actions we've already taken to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

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The Diversity in Design Collaborative (DID)

DID creates and fosters systemic change with programming aimed to increase opportunity along the educational and employment pipeline.

Learn more at diversityindesign.com

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Our first Vice President of DEI

Cheryl Kern and her team will focus on identifying DEI priority areas, launching leader resources, and reimagining our Global DEI Council.

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The CEO Action Pledge

In 2020, MillerKnoll CEO Andi Owen joined a cross-industry coalition of leaders committed to advancing diversity and inclusion goals.

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Space for difficult conversations

We started a recurring virtual series called the LENS to create space for conversation around issues of inequity and injustice.

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Awareness of racial equity

Several MillerKnoll associates have dedicated a year or more to work with other CEO Action members on racial equity through public policy.

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Comprehensive bias training

We’re delivering an enterprise-wide educational course focused on mitigating bias that entails a practical approach to improving DEI.

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Relaunched equity teams

We reenvisioned our seven associate resource groups to evolve them as global Equity Teams working on breaking down inequitable systems.

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Refined career development programs

We intentionally share internships with underrepresented students; added career development liaisons; and offer education reimbursement.

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Global Day of Purpose

All MillerKnoll facilities are closed on election day in the US so everyone has a chance to vote and give back to their communities.

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Nonprofit partnerships and support

We continue to donate 1.5% of our pre-tax corporate profits to nonprofit organizations through MillerKnoll Foundation.

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Supplier and dealer diversity

We're partnering with diverse suppliers and dealers to foster opportunities for underrepresented businesses.