NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility Magazine and the COMMIT!Forum are pleased to announce Stanley M. Bergman as the winner of the 2012 Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Bergman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 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.
Mr. Bergman accepted the award yesterday evening at the culmination of the 2012 COMMIT!Forum. CR Magazine's The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual whose risk-taking, vision and pioneering spirit have led to significant achievement in the field over the course of their career.
"Stanley Bergman is a leader that has made corporate responsibility a priority throughout his career," said Richard Crespin, Executive Director of the Corporate Responsibility Officer Association and Chairman of the COMMIT!Forum. "We are proud to announce that this year's Lifetime Achievement Award goes to a leader who has built his successes on a foundation of responsible corporate practices, and today serves as an example to other chief executives."
Henry Schein, Inc. is committed to corporate responsibility in several unique ways. Under Mr. Bergman's leadership, the company created Henry Schein Cares, its flagship corporate responsibility program through which hundreds of thousands of kids and adults have enjoyed expanded access to oral and medical health care. Team Schein Members volunteer thousands of hours for charity work and hold themselves and their affiliates to the highest standards of corporate compliance and governance while promoting environmental sustainability across every level of their supply chain.
"It is very humbling to receive the 2012 Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award," said Mr. Bergman. "It is a great pleasure to accept this recognition on behalf of my colleagues who share my vision for corporate social responsibility. The extensive work of Henry Schein Cares, our global social responsibility program, is the result of the shared commitment of more than 15,000 Team Schein Members around the world who constantly look for ways to give back to our communities."
For more information about the COMMIT!Forum and the Lifetime Achievement Awards visit: www.commitforum.com
About Henry Schein, Inc.
A FORTUNE 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 15,000 Team Schein Members and serves approximately 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 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 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 26 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.5 billion in 2011, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 18 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
About the COMMIT!Forum
The COMMIT!Forum, calls on people to make commitments that will change the world. How? By inspiring, educating, and engaging them in ways that prepare them to make the commitments necessary to change themselves and their organizations. The path to COMMIT, which began on April 17th at the New York Stock Exchange with the announcement of CR Magazine's 13th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens, culminates October 2-3 in New York City at the Forum and continues well beyond through commitments people make there. http://www.commitforum.com/
About CR Magazine
CR Magazine is the voice of the corporate responsibility profession covering case studies, best practices, and trends in the five primary segments of the CR profession: a) governance, risk, compliance, b) environmental sustainability c) corporate social responsibility, d) philanthropy, and e) workforce/diversity. www.thecro.com