18 of 50
Top 50 rank: 18
Rank in Scientific, Photographic and Control Equipment: N.A.
(Previous rank: N.A.)
Overall score: N.A.
Ticker: MMM
Why it's admired:
The purveyor of ubiquitous office supplies like Scotch Tape and Post-Its reported that annual revenues were up 11% to $29.6 billion thanks to growth in four of the companyís six business segments, from Industrial and Transportation -- tapes, abrasives, filtration products, among others -- to Safety, Security, and Protection Services, like cleaning products for businesses, with the largest sales growth in Latin America and Canada.

The company also increased spending to encourage future growth, investing a large portion of $1.4 billion to address supply constraints in businesses including renewable energy.
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Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation N.A.
People management N.A.
Use of corporate assets N.A.
Social responsibility N.A.
Quality of management N.A.
Financial soundness N.A.
Long-term investment N.A.
Quality of products/services N.A.
Global competitiveness N.A.
From the March 19, 2012 issue
No overall score because of an insufficient response rate in the industry (Scientific, Photographic and Control).

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