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FedEx
FedEx
10
Top 50 rank: 10
Rank in Delivery: 2
(Previous rank: 2)
Overall score: 7.00
Ticker:FDX

Why it's admired:
When FedEx started out in 1971, the business idea was simple but revolutionary: deliver packages overnight (and on time). Its founder, Fred Smith, has been CEO since day one, and has overseen the company's fast growth and diversification. Last year, FedEx moved to cut costs amid a sluggish global economy. Although it plans to eliminate thousands of jobs, so far it's doing that with voluntary buyouts, rather than mass layoffs. âÄîAV

Headquarters:
Memphis, TN
Website: www.fedex.com
Nine key attributes of reputation
Industry rank
Innovation
2
People management
1
Use of corporate assets
3
Social responsibility
2
Quality of management
1
Financial soundness
3
Long-term investment
1
Quality of products/services
1
Global competitiveness
3
From the March 18, 2013, issue.

The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with approximately 1,400 companies: the Fortune 1,000âÄîthe 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenueâÄîand non-U.S. companies in Fortune's global 500 database with revenue of $10 billion or more... More