MELVILLE, N.Y., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and veterinary practitioners, has been ranked number one in the "Wholesalers: Health Care" industry in Fortune Magazine's 2011 list of "World's Most Admired Companies" in the categories of Social Responsibility and Global Competitiveness. The survey upon which these 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, Inc. "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 con