MELVILLE, N.Y., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, has been named to the 2013 FORTUNE list of the "World's Most Admired Companies". Henry Schein has been a FORTUNE "Most Admired" company for 12 consecutive years. For 2013, Henry Schein earned first-place rankings within its industry in five of nine categories, including Social Responsibility, Global Competitiveness, Quality of Management, Quality of Products/Services and Use of Corporate Assets. Henry Schein ranked second among other industry companies in the four remaining categories (Innovation, People Management, Long-Term Investment and Financial Soundness).
"It is gratifying to again be recognized within our industry as one of the 'World's Most Admired Companies'," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "In particular, we are very pleased to have once again been ranked first in our industry for Social Responsibility – a result of our global Henry Schein Cares initiatives – as well as first for Global Competitiveness. By continuing to set the industry standard for these two pillars of corporate performance, we believe that we are demonstrating the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin's philosophy of 'enlightened self interest.' Henry Schein is proving that it is possible to 'do well by doing good,' and that being a responsible corporate citizen is good business."
Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program, helps increase access to care for underserved populations globally through three focus areas: wellness, prevention, and treatment; emergency preparedness and relief; and health care capacity building.
Henry Schein's global competitiveness is fueled by the Company's operations or affiliates in 25 countries around the world. Henry Schein's sales outside of the United States represented 39 percent of total Company sales in 2012.
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About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 15,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.