Henry Schein social ranking

March 24, 2011
Company also achieves No. 1 industry ranking in global competitiveness by Fortune magazine.

MELVILLE, New York--Henry Schein, a distributor of health-care products and services to office-based dental, medical, and veterinary practitioners, has received a pair of top ranking from Fortune magazine.

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Thoe company has been ranked No. 1 in the "Wholesalers: Health Care" industry in Fortune's 2011 list of "World's Most Admired Companies" in the categories of social responsibility and gobal competitiveness. The survey upon which the rankings were based included 673 companies from 32 countries.

"Henry Schein is honored to be included together with some of the most respected companies in the world in Fortune's 'World's Most Admired Companies' list," said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and chief executive officer of Henry Schein.

"Since our company's beginning nearly eight decades ago, Henry Schein has retained a deep commitment to social responsibility. This commitment to giving back to society has endured and, in fact, has steadily grown, as Henry Schein has rapidly expanded our business around the world. Being recognized by our peers and other business leaders for our accomplishments in social responsibility as well as for our global competitiveness, is a source of great pride for us."

The mission of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program, is to enhance access to care for underserved populations globally through the support of not-for-profit organizations, institutions, and communities dedicated to increasing the delivery of health education and care.

Henry Schein establishes strategic public-private partnerships to carry out this mission with a special emphasis on three areas of focus: wellness, prevention, and treatment; emergency preparedness and relief; and capacity building.

By contributing Henry Schein's own core competencies, supplemented with the contributions of the company's generous supplier partners, and working in collaboration with all segments of the dental, medical, and animal health communities, Henry Schein Cares is able to increase access to care for communities around the world.

To determine the "World's Most Admired" rankings, Fortune magazine and partner, Hay Group, surveyed Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, as well as the top foreign companies operating in the United States. Customized industry questionnaires were distributed to senior executives, directors, and industry analysts, who were asked to rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria.

These criteria included social responsibility; global competitiveness; innovation; use of corporate assets; financial soundness; quality of products and services; quality of management; and people management. The survey results appeared in the March 21, 2011 edition of Fortune.

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