America's Most Admired Companies
Best & worst in...
Innovation Apple Computer is the most admired company for innovation this year, up from No. 3 last year.
People management GE and Anheuser-Busch are among the companies that get top marks for managing their talent.
Use of corporate assets Exxon Mobil ranks No. 1 for use of corporate assets this year; last year it didnít even make the top 10.
Social responsibility United Parcel Service tops the rankings for social responsibility for the third year in a row.
Quality of management Procter & Gamble, General Electric and UnitedHealth Group are the top three in this category.
Financial soundness Exxon Mobil moved up from No. 3 to No. 1 this year, and Microsoft moved up from 8th place to 2d.
Long-term investment Exxon Mobil leads this ranking, although it didnít make the top ten last year, while Berkshire Hathaway dropped from No. 1 to No. 6.
Quality of products/services Nordstrom, United Parcel Service, Walt Disney, and FedEx are among the top ten this year.
How the states stack up
California 39
New York 36
Texas 29
Most admired for managing talent
General Electric 1
Procter & Gamble 1
Google 1
Most admired for innovation
Apple Computer 1
Google 1
UnitedHealth Group 1
Industry champions
Home Depot Specialty retailers
IBM Computers
Toyota Motor vehicles
How we pick the Most Admired companies
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with the FORTUNE 1,000... (more)
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