The Coca-Cola Company continues to rise on Fortune's annual ranking of the World's 50 Most Admired Companies, advancing two spots to No. 4 on the overall 2012 list, and tops the magazine's beverage industry ranking for the third straight year.
Coca-Cola has gradually moved up in what is widely considered to be the definitive report card on corporate reputations, climbing 20 slots in the last five years.
The Selection Process
For the 50 Most Admired Companies overall, Fortune's survey asked businesspeople to vote for the companies they admired most, from any industry. Companies were rated in several key areas, including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services and global competitiveness.
Apple retained its top spot in the 2012 ranking, followed by Google and Amazon.com. See the full list online.
Other Recent Awards
The Coca-Cola Company has received much recognition in the recent past. Accolades include:
- Coca-Cola Climbs to No.4 on Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies List
- Black Enterprise Magazine Selects Coca-Cola for Its Best Companies for Diversity List
- Coca-Cola Wins IWA Award for Innovative Water Recovery System
- Coca-Cola Earns High Marks for Hispanic Inclusion
- Coca-Cola Earns a Perfect Rating for HRC's Corporate Equality Index
- Coca-Cola Named Among World's Best Multinational Companies to Work for
- Fortune Recognizes Muhtar Kent Among Year's Top Business Leaders
More on Journey
- The Coca-Cola Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Results; Announces Accelerated Refranchising Plans
- The Coca-Cola Company to Present at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference
- The Coca-Cola Company Announces Continued Progress with North American Refranchising Initiative
- The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company Elects Officers, Declares Quarterly Dividend
- Continued Progress in Refranchising of North American Bottling Territories