Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 World's Most Admired Companies (Fortune Magazine)

Fortune Magazine's 2013 list of "World's Most Admired Companies," is an annual ranking of the world's most admired and respected companies.

Companies are assessed based on their performance in several key areas including innovation and social responsibility.

This annual ranking from Fortune is widely considered a definitive report card on corporate reputations. According to Fortune, these companies have shown a commitment to social responsibility and high ethical standards.

Here are the rankings of the top 50 companies as assessed by Fortune Magazine:

RankCompany NameLocation Score *
1 Apple CA 8.24
2 Google CA 8.01
3 Amazon.com WA 7.28
4 Coca-Cola GA 7.32
5 Starbucks WA 7.94
6 IBM NY 7.37
7 Southwest Airlines TX 5.52
8 Berkshire Hathaway NE 7.18
9 Walt Disney CA 7.84
10 FedEx TN 7
11 General Electric CT 6.9
12 McDonald's IL 7.81
13 American Express NY 7.55
14 BMW Germany 6.67
15 Procter & Gamble OH 7.37
16 Nordstrom WA 7.28
17 Microsoft WA 6.15
18 Nike OR 7.94
19 Whole Foods Market TX 7.49
20 Caterpillar IL 7.87
21 3M MN 6.49
22 Target MN 7.22
23 Costco Wholesale WA 6.95
23 Johnson & Johnson NJ 6.21
25 Exxon Mobil TX 8.19
26 Boeing IL 7.48
27 Wal-Mart Stores AR 6.88
28 J.P. Morgan Chase NY 7.46
29 Toyota Motor Japan 6.95
30 UPS GA 6.84
31 Singapore Airlines Singapore 6.1
32 Nestlé Switzerland 8.1
33 Volkswagen Germany 6.25
34 Goldman Sachs Group NY 6.57
35 Samsung Electronics South Korea 6.5
36 Marriott International MD 8.07
37 PepsiCo NY 6.94
38 Wells Fargo CA 7
39 Unilever Britain/Netherlands 7.15
40 Deere IL 7.62
41 DuPont DE 6.65
42 Intel CA 7.07
43 St. Jude Medical MN 6.1
44 Accenture Ireland 7.1
45 Home Depot GA 6.88
46 Yum! Brands KY 6.94
47 eBay CA 6.67
48 Facebook CA 7
49 Cisco Systems CA 7.08
50 Ralph Lauren NY 7.08

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