Fortune Names Most Admired Companies

March 6th, 2014 by DWM Magazine

Fortune magazine has released its 2014 List of the World’s Most Admired Companies and a few industry related companies were lucky enough to earn a spot. Some earned the distinction of making it to the top 50, including The Home Depot at number 40 and DuPont at 43.

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. was named for the third consecutive year. The company ranked No. 3 in the Home Equipment, Furnishings category in 2014, improving in six of the nine key attributes used to rank corporate reputation.

The company improved its rankings between one and three points from the previous year in the areas of innovation, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, financial soundness and quality of products and services—and made a five point leap in the area of global competitiveness.

To compile the rankings, corporate reputation and performance are measured against nine key attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

Other industry-related companies to be scored but not ranked in the top 50 included:

 Bayer, with a score of 6.36;

 Ingersoll-Rand, with a score of 6.85;

 PPG, with a score of 6.81.

The list can be found on the FORTUNE website .

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