Top 50 rank: N.A.
Rank in Consumer Food Products: 10
(Previous rank: 10)
Overall score: 4.84

Ajinomoto stats
Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation 9
People management 10
Use of corporate assets 10
Social responsibility 12
Quality of management 10
Financial soundness 10
Long-term investment 11
Quality of products/services 11
Global competitiveness 9
Most Admired
1 Nestlé 7.93
2 PepsiCo 6.94
3 Unilever 6.84
4 Danone 6.55
5 Kellogg 6.26
6 General Mills 6.24
7 Kraft Foods 6.05
Rank Company Overall score
8 H.J. Heinz 5.29
9 ConAgra Foods 5.27
10 Ajinomoto 4.84
11 Land O'Lakes 4.62
12 Sara Lee 4.51
13 Dean Foods 4.18
From the March 19, 2012 issue
†To be among the Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. Only Most Admired companies are listed in the magazine. Online, contenders' results are also displayed.

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