Akzo Nobel
MOST ADMIRED
Top 50 rank: N.A.
Rank in Chemicals: 8
(Previous rank: 6)
Overall score: 4.99
Ticker: AKZOY

Akzo Nobel stats
Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation 7
People management 8
Use of corporate assets 10
Social responsibility 7
Quality of management 12
Financial soundness 9
Long-term investment 12
Quality of products/services 10
Global competitiveness 8
Industry: Chemicals
Most Admired
1 DuPont 6.67
2 BASF 6.60
3 PPG Industries 6.05
4 Bayer 5.97
5 Dow Chemical 5.67
6 L'Air Liquide 5.52
7 Linde Group 5.24
8 Akzo Nobel 4.99
Contenders
Rank Company Overall score
9 LyondellBasell Industries 4.96
10 SABIC 4.87
11 Mitsubishi Chemical 4.69
12 Asahi Kasei 4.68
13 Sumitomo Chemical 4.49
14 Evonik Industries 4.42
15 INEOS Group Holdings 3.95
16 ChemChina 3.85
From the March 19, 2012 issue
Galleries & video
Where are the Most Admired?
Heat Map
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.
Winning streaks
Most Admired Industry Stars
These 20 Most Admired companies have landed among the top in their industries for multiple years.
Find companies you most admire
 Innovation  Quality of management
 People management  Financial soundness
 Use of corporate assets  Long-term investment
 Social responsibility  Product/services quality
 Global competitiveness  



The experts chose the top 50. Now it's your turn. 'Like' the company you most admire to vote. The top 5 reader favorites are below.

Company # of 'Likes'
1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group start with about 1,400 companies... More