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.