ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the fourth year in a row, Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) has been named to the Forbes list of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Patterson is one of only two companies in 2015 that have appeared on the list four consecutive times since 2012.
“This recognition demonstrates Patterson’s commitment to integrity and we are honored to be on the Forbes list for the fourth consecutive year,” said Scott P. Anderson, chairman and chief executive officer. “Our achievement is due to the dedication and commitment of our employees, who continue to place the customer as our top priority. Patterson employees hold tightly to our core values of partnership, excellence and innovation and the belief that how we conduct our business directly affects the company’s reputation and long-term value.”
To create this list, MSCI ESG Research screened more than 5,500 publicly traded North American companies for Forbes, to identify the 100 that most consistently demonstrated transparent accounting practices and solid corporate governance. Those top 100 companies have the strongest AGRs—Aggressive Accounting and Governance Risk—the composite scores by which organizations were judged. Factors considered included high risk behaviors, such as regulatory actions, amended filings, revenue and expense recognition methods, and bankruptcy risk.
About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets.
As Patterson’s largest business, Patterson Dental provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America.
Patterson Veterinary is a leading distributor in the U.S. and U.K. of consumable veterinary supplies, equipment and software, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals predominantly to companion-pet veterinary clinics.
Patterson Medical is the world’s leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies and non-wheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy markets. The unit’s global customer base includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and dealers.