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To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. The rest are listed as contenders.
Most Admired
Company City Overall score
AstraZeneca London 5.93
BG Group Reading 6.64
BP London 6.63
British American Tobacco London 7.18
BT London 5.76
Compass Group Chertsey 5.38
Diageo London 5.40
GlaxoSmithKline Brentford 5.94
HSBC Holdings London 6.50
J Sainsbury London 5.69
Reckitt Benckiser Group London 7.13
Rio Tinto London 6.30
Rolls-Royce London 6.11
SABMiller London 6.26
Tesco Cheshunt 6.61
Vodafone Newbury 6.63
Company City Overall score
Anglo American London 5.95
Aviva London 4.96
BAE Systems London 5.66
British Airways Harmondsworth 5.09
Cadbury London 5.65
Imperial Tobacco Bristol 5.81
Royal Mail Holdings London 4.40
From the March 22, 2010 issue
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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