See the 10 Most Admired companies in social responsibility, people management, product quality and more.

By Fortune Editors
February 28, 2013

Innovation

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

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


People management

Exxon Mobil
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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


Product quality

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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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


Long-term investment

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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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


Fiscal soundness

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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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


Employee retention

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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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


Social responsibility

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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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


Use of assets

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

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


Global competitiveness

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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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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