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Industry champions
Company Industry
DuPont Chemicals
Nestlé Consumer Food Products
Tesco Food and Drug Stores
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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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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
Countries
Most Admired*
Toyota Motor Toyota 7.86
Sony Tokyo 7.01
Nippon Steel** Tokyo 6.87
Honda Motor Tokyo 6.80
Toyota Industries Kariya 6.70
Takenaka Osaka 6.66
Canon Tokyo 6.56
Shimizu Tokyo 6.52
Komatsu Tokyo 6.52
Denso Kariya 6.38
Kajima Tokyo 6.35
Toshiba Tokyo 6.30
Aisin Seiki Kariya 6.19
JFE Holdings Tokyo 6.19
Nissan Motor Tokyo 6.12
Obayashi Tokyo 6.09
Taisei Tokyo 6.06
KDDI Tokyo 5.92
Nippon Life Insurance Osaka 5.56
Japan Airlines Tokyo 5.32
Sumitomo Life Insurance Osaka 5.01
Mitsubishi Chemical Tokyo 4.79
Contenders
AEON Chiba 6.45
Seven & I Holdings Tokyo 6.42
Hitachi Tokyo 6.27
Matsushita Electric Industrial Kadoma 6.20
Sharp Osaka 6.16
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Tokyo 6.11
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Kobe 6.10
Mitsubishi Electric Tokyo 6.05
Kobe Steel Kobe 5.93
Suzuki Motor Hamamatsu 5.85
Sumitomo Electric Industries Osaka 5.84
Mazda Motor Hiroshima 5.66
Ricoh Tokyo 5.57
Sanyo Electric Moriguchi 5.53
UNY Inazawa 5.46
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Tokyo 5.42
Bridgestone Tokyo 5.37
NEC Tokyo 5.34
Fujitsu Tokyo 5.29
Millea Holdings Tokyo 5.25
Daiei Kobe 5.21
All Nippon Airways Tokyo 5.17
Nippon Express Tokyo 5.16
Japan Post Tokyo 5.10
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Tokyo 5.04
Dai-ichi Mutual Life Tokyo 4.76
Mitsui Chemicals Tokyo 4.39
Kirin Brewery Tokyo 4.23
Sumitomo Chemical Tokyo 3.95
Asahi Kasei Tokyo 3.84
Asahi Breweries Tokyo 3.79
From the March 17, 2008 issue
* To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey.