MELVILLE, New York--Henry Schein, Inc., a distributor of health-care products and services to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets, has been ranked "Most Admired" in the "Wholesalers: Health Care" industry in the Fortune 2009 list of the World's Most Admired Companies.
The findings of the survey, which included 689 companies in 28 countries and 64 industries, are posted on Fortune's Web site at Fortune 500 and are published in Fortune Magazine.
Contributing to Henry Schein's ranking as an "Industry Champion" were No. 1 rankings in six of the nine key attributes of reputation: use of corporate assets, quality of management, long-term investment, quality of products/services, global competitiveness and social responsibility.
This marks the fifth consecutive year that Henry Schein has been named No. 1 in its industry for social responsibility.
"During a time of economic challenge, it is again very gratifying to be admired for our business practices and the qualities of our company, along with some of the most respected global companies," said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and chief executive officer, Henry Schein.
"Receiving this designation is a source of great pride for more than 12,500 Team Schein members around the world, whose commitment to serving our customers and giving back to society have made this achievement possible."
To determine the 2009 "Most Admired" rankings, Fortune combined the former America's Most Admired Companies survey and the former World's Most Admired Companies survey into one that better represents the competitive landscape faced by today's companies.
Fortune Magazine and its survey partner, Hay Group, started with 1,400 companies: the Fortune 1,000; non-U.S. companies in Fortune's Global 500 database with revenues of $10 billion or more; and the top foreign companies operating in the United States.
The companies were sorted by industry, with the 15 largest for each international industry and the 10 largest for each U.S. industry selected. To create the 64 industry lists, Hay Group asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate companies in their industry on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility.
This is the 28th year that the Most Admired survey has been conducted.
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