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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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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
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Phone: 614-249-7111
Overall score: 5.51
Top 50 rank: N.A.
Rank in Insurance: Property and Casualty: 12
Innovation 11
People management 11
Use of corporate assets 10
Social responsibility 7
Quality of management 8
Financial soundness 12
Long-term investment 14
Quality of products/services 12
Global competitiveness 14
Most Admired
1 Berkshire Hathaway 8.07
2 Hartford Financial Services 6.65
3 Travelers Cos. 6.63
4 American International Group 6.31
5 Allstate 6.27
6 Swiss Reinsurance 6.18
7 Munich Re Group 6.07
8 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 6.07
9 Allianz 5.82
10 Zurich Financial Services 5.79
11 State Farm Insurance 5.65
12 Nationwide 5.51
13 Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance 5.42
14 Millea Holdings 5.25
15 Groupama 5.17
From the March 17, 2008 issue
Global stars All praise is welcome, but it is particularly sweet when it comes from one's peers. That is the psychic trophy that the top companies in 26 industries can lug back to headquarters. more
What makes Apple golden The creator of the iPod and iPhone sets a dazzling new standard for innovation and mass appeal, driven by an obsessive CEO who wants his products to be practically perfect in every way. more
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