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
Coca-ColaClimbs to No.4 on Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies List
- Black Enterprise Magazine Selects
Coca-Colafor Its Best Companies for Diversity List
Coca-ColaWins IWA Award for Innovative Water Recovery System
Coca-ColaEarns High Marks for Hispanic Inclusion
Coca-ColaEarns a Perfect Rating for HRC's Corporate Equality Index
Coca-ColaNamed Among World's Best Multinational Companies to Work for
- Fortune Recognizes Muhtar Kent Among Year's Top Business Leaders