MELVILLE, N.Y., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced that the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED® Silver Certification in the Building Operations and Maintenance rating system to the Henry Schein Melville East Building. This certification recognizes the continued efforts of the Company's corporate offices to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and to be safer and healthier for team members.
The Melville East building, one of two buildings that comprise Henry Schein's world headquarters on Long Island, N.Y., received its initial LEED certification in 2011. The second building, Melville West, was awarded LEED Silver Certification in 2013.
To become LEED certified, the building's impact is measured using a criterion that includes: sustainable sites, which measures the relationship between the building and its surrounding ecosystem, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environment quality, innovation, and regional priority credits, which are earned for implementing programs vital to the building's location. As part of the LEED certification, Henry Schein was recognized for using lamps with 50 percent less mercury than alternative products, having 50 percent of the building's material content manufactured with recycled materials, and ensuring 60 percent of the building's wood is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified.
"Henry Schein embraces environmental stewardship as a pillar of our corporate social responsibility efforts, and achieving LEED Silver certification reflects our ongoing commitment to sustainability," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein, Inc. "We are dedicated to ensuring that each member of the Henry Schein family has the tools and information they need to minimize our footprint on the environment. At Henry Schein, we firmly believe that together we can make a difference."
LEED certification of the building was based on a number of green maintenance systems and products intended to save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of the occupants and the surrounding community. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, companies that participate in the LEED process demonstrate "leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility."
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to 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 NASDAQ 100® Indices, Henry Schein employs approximately 18,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million 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 100,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 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 29 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.
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