Henry Schein Named to Fortune’s Change the World List

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Fortune has named Henry Schein to its “Change the World” list, the magazine’s annual ranking of companies based on their philanthropic efforts, 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 CEO 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,” Bergman said.

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: This initiative from Henry Schein and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity provides free oral healthcare to Holocaust survivors living in poverty across North America. 
  • Give Kids a Smile: Since Henry Schein helped the ADA create this program in 2003, it has provided free oral healthcare and education to more than 5.5 million children in need across the United States. Henry Schein has served as its official professional products sponsor since its inception.
  • The Global Student Outreach Program: Through this initiative, Henry Schein partners with dental schools to improve 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 measurable social impact, the business results of its socially impactful work, its degree of innovation, and how integral it is to the company’s overall strategy.

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