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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
Royal Dutch Shell The Hague 7.64
TNT Hoofddorp 5.86
Akzo Nobel Amsterdam 5.38
Royal Philips Electronics Amsterdam 5.32
Company City Overall score
GasTerra Groningen 5.94
EADS Leiden 5.79
Randstad Holding Diemen 5.55
Royal Ahold Amsterdam 5.48
Aegon The Hague 5.12
LyondellBasell Industries Rotterdam 4.04
Heineken Amsterdam 3.79
From the March 21, 2011 issue
Top 50 Headquarters
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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