Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, earned top honors in the Fortune 2009 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the “wholesalers: health care” industry. The title comes as a result of a survey that included 689 companies in 28 countries and 64 industries. Results of the survey are posted on Fortune’s Web site.
Henry Schein ranked number one in six of nine key attributes of reputation, which helped lift the company to the title of “industry champion.” Those six attributes were use of corporate assets, quality of management, long-term investment, quality of products/services, global competitiveness, and social responsibility. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Henry Schein has been named number one in its industry for social responsibility.
“During a time of economic challenge, it is again very gratifying to be admired for our business practices and the qualities of our company, along with some of the most respected global companies,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and CEO of Henry Schein. “Receiving this designation is a source of great pride for more than 12,500 team Schein members around the world, whose commitment to serving our customers and giving back to society have made this achievement possible.”