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Most admired by country
Country No. of most admired cos.
U.S. 90
Japan 22
Britain 16
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Most admired for people management
Company Industry rank
General Electric 1
BMW 1
Procter & Gamble 1
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Most admired for innovation
Company Industry rank
Apple 2
Procter & Gamble 1
BMW 1
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Industry champions
Company Industry
DuPont Chemicals
Nestlé Consumer Food Products
Tesco Food and Drug Stores
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How we pick them
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with the FORTUNE Global 500 and large companies with revenue in excess of $10 billion. More
Industry champions
These companies are the most admired in their sector, according to their peers.
Anheuser-Busch Beverages 7.97
ArcelorMittal Metals 7.74
AT&T Telecommunications 7.32
Bank of America Megabanks 7.35
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty 8.07
BMW Motor Vehicles 7.88
Cisco Systems Network Communications 7.82
Continental Airlines Airlines 9.14
Costco Wholesale Specialty Retailers 7.71
Deere Industrial and Farm Equipment 8.18
DuPont Chemicals 6.91
Exxon Mobil Petroleum Refining 7.90
Fluor Engineering, Construction 7.14
General Electric Electronics 8.40
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Motor Vehicle Parts 6.89
IBM Computers 7.50
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals 6.95
Nestlé Consumer Food Products 8.17
Occidental Petroleum Mining, Crude-Oil Production 7.89
Procter & Gamble Soaps and Cosmetics 8.39
Prudential Financial Insurance: Life and Health 7.25
Target General Merchandisers 7.69
Tesco Food and Drug Stores 8.02
Texas Instruments Semiconductors 7.26
Textron Aerospace and Defense 7.29
United Parcel Service Delivery 8.42
From the March 17, 2008 issue