MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it has been named to FORTUNE's "Change the World" list, an annual ranking of companies that are doing well by doing good. Henry Schein was recognized for its efforts to improve the oral health and, by extension, the overall health of underserved populations around the world.
"Since our earliest days, we at Henry Schein have worked to align our strengths as a business with the needs of society, so it is greatly rewarding to be named to FORTUNE's 'Change the World' list," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "This recognition only serves to reinforce our commitment to improving the health of people in need, and we look forward to 'helping health happen' for years to come."
Henry Schein was recognized for its efforts to improve the oral health of people in need through three initiatives the Company supports as part of Henry Schein Cares, its global corporate social responsibility program:
- The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program – An initiative of Henry Schein and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity to provide free oral health care to Holocaust survivors living in poverty across North America.
- Give Kids A Smile – Henry Schein helped the American Dental Association create this program in 2003, and since then it has provided free oral health care and education to more than 5.5 million children in need across the U.S. Henry Schein has served as the program's official professional products sponsor since its inception.
- The Global Student Outreach Program – Through this initiative, Henry Schein partners with dental schools to improve the oral health in remote and underserved communities around the world while enhancing educational opportunities for the next generation of oral health practitioners.
The "Change the World" list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. FORTUNE considers a company's measureable social impact, the business results of a company's socially impactful work, the degree of innovation related to that work, and how integral the initiative is to a company's overall strategy. To view the entire list, please visit http://fortune.com/change-the-world/.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world's largest provider of Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions to enhance the efficiency of office-based dental, animal health, and medical 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 S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein's network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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