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

Updated: Jul 15, 2015 3:03 PM UTC | Originally published: Feb 28, 2013
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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