To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. The rest are listed as contenders.
Most Admired
Company City Overall score ▾
L'Oréal Clichy 7.45
GDF Suez Courbevoie 7.33
Total Courbevoie 6.62
Danone Paris 6.55
PPR Paris 6.49
Michelin Clermont-Ferrand 6.41
Rexel Paris 6.13
Vinci Rueil-Malmaison 6.01
Air France-KLM Group Paris 5.85
Sodexo Issy-les-Moulineaux 5.84
AXA Paris 5.71
L'Air Liquide Paris 5.52
La Poste Paris 4.86
Company City Overall score
Christian Dior Paris 6.21
Alstom Levallois-Perret 6.17
France Télécom Paris 5.78
Vivendi Paris 5.56
Accor Évry 5.54
Bouygues Paris 5.47
Schneider Electric Rueil-Malmaison 5.34
Thales Group Neuilly-sur-Seine 5.28
Sanofi-Aventis Paris 5.24
Alcatel-Lucent Paris 5.18
Pernod Ricard Paris 4.77
BNP Paribas Paris 4.75
Renault Boulogne-Billancourt 4.53
Peugeot Paris 4.49
AREVA Group Paris 3.76
From the March 19, 2012 issue
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Where are the Most Admired?
Heat Map
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.
Winning streaks
Most Admired Industry Stars
These 20 Most Admired companies have landed among the top in their industries for multiple years.
Top 10 countries
USA 251
Germany 21
Japan 15
France 13
UK 11
Switzerland 7
Sweden 4
Netherlands 4
South Korea 3
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The experts chose the top 50. Now it's your turn. 'Like' the company you most admire to vote. The top 5 reader favorites are below.

Company # of 'Likes'
1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
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