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
- Photo Advisory: Coca-Cola CEO Highlights Long-Term Growth at Annual Meeting of Shareowners
- New Bottler to Join U.S. Coca-Cola System; Three Existing Bottlers Sign Letters of Intent to Expand
- The Coca-Cola Company to Present at Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference
- The Coca-Cola Company and World Economic Forum Announce Winners of the Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge
- Continued Progress in Refranchising of North American Bottling Territories