Most admired for people management
Most admired for innovation
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
America's Most Admired Companies
||For the third straight year, Apple is the most admired company for innovation.
||BMW and Walt Disney are among the companies that get top marks for managing their talent.
|Use of corporate assets
||Fortune Brands ranks No. 1 for use of corporate assets this year; last year it didn't even make the top 10.
||International Paper jumps to No. 1, up from No. 8 last year.
|Quality of management
||Knight and McDonald's top the rankings for management quality this year, knocking out perennial leaders Procter & Gamble and General Electric.
||Exxon Mobil keeps its hold on the top slot in this category for the third straight year.
||Berkshire Hathaway moves up a notch from last year to become the No. 1 most admired as a long-term investment.
|Quality of products/services
||Anheuser-Busch, Nordstrom, and Medco are the top three this year.