/ Social Responsibility/Environmental Sustainability At Henry Schein, protecting the richness and beauty of our planet is a key pillar of our commitment to "helping health happen". Whether our Team Schein Members are finding new ways to conserve energy at the workplace or improving our facilities to receive LEED certification, we continue to support programs that reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainability. How is Henry Schein Green? LEED Certification Each of our offices in Melville, NY achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Certification. This certification recognizes that our corporate offices have been designed to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and be safe and healthier for workers. According to the U.S. Green Building Counsel, companies that participate in the LEED process demonstrate "leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility". Lighting We have made significant improvements to the energy efficiency of the lighting in our facilities. 100% of the Henry Schein Dental Sales and Service Centers have energy efficient fluorescent lighting. Motion-activated light sensors, installed throughout our offices, also significantly drive down energy consumption. Corporate Facilities team replaced all the metal halide parking lot light fixtures with technologically advanced LED site lighting in Melville, NY. More than 28% reduction in energy consumption at U.S. distribution centers. Heating and Air-Conditioning Improvements Over the past decade, the heating and air-conditioning technology at our operations has been upgraded to modern efficiency standards. Our Henry Schein Dental Sales and Service Centers use solar film on facilities' windows to control temperature and energy leakage. Melville East, one of the buildings at our headquarters, replaced outdated and inefficient fuel oil boilers with two new condensing style dual-fuel boilers for improved equipment efficiency. Melville West, a second building at our headquarters, added a "cool roof" membrane made of single-ply, tri-polymer alloy with reflective characteristics, thereby reducing our reliance on air conditioning to control temperatures. Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Henry Schein partners with transportation operations that participate in the EPA's "SmartWay" program, a public-private collaboration that helps us transport our goods in the cleanest, most efficient way possible in order to protect the environment and enhance the United States' energy security. Recycling In our facilities' throughout the world, we have programs to recycle aluminum, glass, computers, electronic equipment, printers and toner cartridges. Team Schein Members are encouraged to bring in old cellphones, un-needed cellphone chargers, as well as cellphone and electronic cables to be safely recycled. Separate waste containers have been placed at each desk in our buildings to allow for the separation of trash and paper. Corrugated cardboard accumulated from packing materials are collected during the day and evenings by our housekeeping staff and deposited into an on-site compactor. At distribution centers, we are especially diligent about recycling all materials. Nearly 50,000 metric tons of materials were recycled at U.S. distribution centers. eMSDS We provide an option to our customers to retrieve their MSDS sheets electronically through our website and have the capability to store them on their hard drive. As a result, we are saving over 15,000 pieces of paper a week. We expect to have over 70,000 accounts converted to eMSDS by year's end and expect to suppress printing of over 2 million pieces of paper a year while giving our customers an easier and greener way to find and save the documents they need. Spotlight on Eco-Friendly Programs from Henry Schein Global Reflections Our Global Reflections offering provides the opportunity for our customers to incorporate a wide variety of green products into their practice. During January-April, a portion of Global Reflections purchases are donated to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation in support of environmental causes. Click here to view Henry Schein's Global Reflections Program and Offering Plant a Tree for Me Program When you purchase a new computer from Henry Schein TechCentral, the experts in dental computer systems, we'll plant a tree in partnership with Dell's Plant a Tree for Me Program. For more information about TechCentral's I.T. initiatives, visit www.HenryScheinTechCentral.com/Green. Computer Hardware Recycling Program Protect your practice data when you recycle your old computers with Henry Schein TechCentral. Henry Schein's TechCentral experts offer a convenient Computer Hardware Recycling Program to securely destroy hard drive data and to responsibly dispose of obsolete office technology. We recycle your old equipment according to strict environmental standards or resell it to benefit Henry Schein Cares, our global social responsibility program. For more information about TechCentral's I.T. initiatives, visit www.HenryScheinTechCentral.com/Green.