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World’s Most Admired Top 10 companies in innovation, social responsibility, management

Feb 28, 2013
<h1>Innovation</h1>
<strong>No. 7:</strong> Nike

1. Apple

2. Amazon.com

3. Google

4. Qualcomm

5. Royal Dutch Shell*

5. Whole Foods Market*

7. Nike

8. Starbucks

9. Facebook

10. Starwood Hotels &amp; Resorts



<em>*Tie</em>

Innovation

No. 7: Nike 1. Apple 2. Amazon.com 3. Google 4. Qualcomm 5. Royal Dutch Shell* 5. Whole Foods Market* 7. Nike 8. Starbucks 9. Facebook 10. Starwood Hotels & Resorts *Tie
Courtesy: Nike

Innovation

No. 7: Nike

1. Apple

2. Amazon.com

3. Google

4. Qualcomm

5. Royal Dutch Shell*

5. Whole Foods Market*

7. Nike

8. Starbucks

9. Facebook

10. Starwood Hotels & Resorts

*Tie

<h1>Exxon Mobil</h1>

Exxon Mobil

Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

People management

No. 1: Exxon Mobil

2. VF

3. McDonald's

4. Marriott International

5. Starbucks

6. Qualcomm

7. Royal Dutch Shell

8. J.P. Morgan Chase

9. Nestlé

10. IBM*

10. U.S. Bancorp*

*Tie

<h1>Product quality</h1>
<strong>No. 1: </strong>Apple

2. Nordstrom

3. Amazon.com

4. Whole Foods Market

5. Qualcomm

6. Caterpillar

7. Exxon Mobil*

7. Royal Dutch Shell*

9. Walt Disney

10. Procter &amp; Gamble



<em>*Tie</em>

Product quality

No. 1: Apple 2. Nordstrom 3. Amazon.com 4. Whole Foods Market 5. Qualcomm 6. Caterpillar 7. Exxon Mobil* 7. Royal Dutch Shell* 9. Walt Disney 10. Procter & Gamble *Tie
Photo: Brian Kersey/Getty Images

Product quality

No. 1: Apple

2. Nordstrom

3. Amazon.com

4. Whole Foods Market

5. Qualcomm

6. Caterpillar

7. Exxon Mobil*

7. Royal Dutch Shell*

9. Walt Disney

10. Procter & Gamble

*Tie

<h1>Long-term investment</h1>
<strong>No. 1:</strong> Nestlé

2. VF

3. Qualcomm

4. Visa

5. Caterpillar

6. Hyatt Hotels

7. Nike

8. Walt Disney

9. Sysco

10. Exxon Mobil*

10. McDonald's* 



<em>*Tie</em>

Long-term investment

No. 1: Nestlé 2. VF 3. Qualcomm 4. Visa 5. Caterpillar 6. Hyatt Hotels 7. Nike 8. Walt Disney 9. Sysco 10. Exxon Mobil* 10. McDonald's* *Tie
Photo: Valentin Flauraud/Bloomberg/Getty

Long-term investment

No. 1: Nestlé

2. VF

3. Qualcomm

4. Visa

5. Caterpillar

6. Hyatt Hotels

7. Nike

8. Walt Disney

9. Sysco

10. Exxon Mobil*

10. McDonald's*

*Tie

<h1>Fiscal soundness</h1>
<strong>No. 1: </strong>Google

2. Apple

3. Exxon Mobil

4. McDonald's

5. Qualcomm

6. Marriott International

7. Nestlé

8. Nike

9. Berkshire Hathaway

10. Oracle

Fiscal soundness

No. 1: Google 2. Apple 3. Exxon Mobil 4. McDonald's 5. Qualcomm 6. Marriott International 7. Nestlé 8. Nike 9. Berkshire Hathaway 10. Oracle
Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Fiscal soundness

No. 1: Google

2. Apple

3. Exxon Mobil

4. McDonald's

5. Qualcomm

6. Marriott International

7. Nestlé

8. Nike

9. Berkshire Hathaway

10. Oracle

<h1>Employee retention</h1>
<strong>No. 7:</strong> Facebook

1. Exxon Mobil

2. Apple

3. Marriott International

4. Google

5. Qualcomm

6. Royal Dutch Shell

7. Facebook

8. Whole Foods Market

9. Nike

10. Nestlé

Employee retention

No. 7: Facebook 1. Exxon Mobil 2. Apple 3. Marriott International 4. Google 5. Qualcomm 6. Royal Dutch Shell 7. Facebook 8. Whole Foods Market 9. Nike 10. Nestlé
Photo: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

Employee retention

No. 7: Facebook

1. Exxon Mobil

2. Apple

3. Marriott International

4. Google

5. Qualcomm

6. Royal Dutch Shell

7. Facebook

8. Whole Foods Market

9. Nike

10. Nestlé

<h1>Social responsibility</h1>
<strong>No. 1:</strong> Marriott International

2. Starbucks

3. Whole Foods Market

4. Royal Dutch Shell

5. CH2M Hill

6. Nike

7. Nestlé

8. Walt Disney*

8. Statoil*

10. Wyndham Worldwide



<em>*Tie</em>

Social responsibility

No. 1: Marriott International 2. Starbucks 3. Whole Foods Market 4. Royal Dutch Shell 5. CH2M Hill 6. Nike 7. Nestlé 8. Walt Disney* 8. Statoil* 10. Wyndham Worldwide *Tie
Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty

Social responsibility

No. 1: Marriott International

2. Starbucks

3. Whole Foods Market

4. Royal Dutch Shell

5. CH2M Hill

6. Nike

7. Nestlé

8. Walt Disney*

8. Statoil*

10. Wyndham Worldwide

*Tie

<h1>Use of assets</h1>
<strong>No. 4: </strong>Caterpillar

1. Exxon Mobil

2. Marriott International

3. Royal Dutch Shell

4. Caterpillar

5. Nestlé

6. McDonald's

7. U.S. Bancorp

8. Starbucks

9. Colgate-Palmolive

10. Chevron

Use of assets

No. 4: Caterpillar 1. Exxon Mobil 2. Marriott International 3. Royal Dutch Shell 4. Caterpillar 5. Nestlé 6. McDonald's 7. U.S. Bancorp 8. Starbucks 9. Colgate-Palmolive 10. Chevron
Courtesy: Caterpillar

Use of assets

No. 4: Caterpillar

1. Exxon Mobil

2. Marriott International

3. Royal Dutch Shell

4. Caterpillar

5. Nestlé

6. McDonald's

7. U.S. Bancorp

8. Starbucks

9. Colgate-Palmolive

10. Chevron

<h1>Global competitiveness</h1>
<strong>No. 2: </strong>McDonald's

1. Nestlé

2. McDonald's

3. Caterpillar

4. Yum! Brands

5. Nike

6. Apple*

6. Google*

8. Marriott International

9. Exxon Mobil

10. Fluor



<em>*Tie</em>

Global competitiveness

No. 2: McDonald's 1. Nestlé 2. McDonald's 3. Caterpillar 4. Yum! Brands 5. Nike 6. Apple* 6. Google* 8. Marriott International 9. Exxon Mobil 10. Fluor *Tie
Photo: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg/Getty

Global competitiveness

No. 2: McDonald's

1. Nestlé

2. McDonald's

3. Caterpillar

4. Yum! Brands

5. Nike

6. Apple*

6. Google*

8. Marriott International

9. Exxon Mobil

10. Fluor

*Tie

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