WALTHAM, Mass., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board 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, received the 2013 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership from the Perlmutter Institute at Brandeis International Business School on April 23.
"You are a business leader who understands that theory and practice do not pull in opposite directions and that one can do good just as one does well," Brandeis President Frederick Lawrence told Bergman in his remarks at the awards luncheon. "You are most welcome on this campus and most appropriate for this honor."
The Perlmutter Institute and Brandeis International Business School strives to prepare students for leadership positions in global corporations using a multi-faceted approach that promotes the value of balancing profit and the public good. The Perlmutter Award annually honors a global business leader who embodies the Perlmutter Institute's mission of values-based business leadership.
"Henry Schein deeply believes that being a successful company means serving society as well as the bottom line. This philosophy of enlightened self-interest inspires us to continuously reinvent ourselves in the service of our customers and society through Henry Schein Cares, our global corporate social responsibility program," said Mr. Bergman in his keynote address accepting the Perlmutter Award. "The Perlmutter Institute's mission to promote the value of 'doing well by doing good,' and Brandeis University's enduring and deep commitment to social justice, make this honor all the more special."
About Henry Schein Cares and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's global corporate social responsibility program, stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief. Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success.
Established in 2008, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world.
The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations that support health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care.
To learn more about the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, please visit: www.hscaresfoundation.org. The "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: http://helpinghealthhappen.org/.
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.
About The Perlmutter Institute Established by the trustees Louis '56 and Barbara Perlmutter, Brandeis International Business School's Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership prepares students for leadership positions in global corporations in the United States and around the world. The institute explores the intersection among business, the global economy, government, and civil society. Using a multi-faceted, holistic approach, it focuses on leadership in a globally interdependent world, promoting the value of balancing profit and the public good.
About Brandeis International Business School Brandeis International Business School provides an education grounded in rigorous economic and financial theory and gives students the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to build rewarding lives as citizens and professionals in the global economy. The school is located in close proximity to Boston, Massachusetts, and is part of Brandeis University, one of the world's leading research universities.
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