Company rankings - 2001

World's most respected companies

Rank 1998 Rank 1999 Rank 2000 Rank 2001 Name Country Sector
1 1 1 1 General Electric US Electrical/Electronics
2 2 2 2 Microsoft US IT
4 4 5 3 IBM US IT
=24 6 3 4 Sony Japan Consumer Goods
3 3 4 5 Coca-Cola US Food/Beverages
5 10 6 6 Toyota Japan Engineering
=35 =13 11 7 Nokia Finland Electrical/Electronics
=17 9 20 8 Wal-Mart US Retail
9 12 8 9 Intel US IT
  24 22 10 Citigroup US Financial
11 17 10 11 General Motors US Engineering
  =38 34 12 AIG US Financial
=9 =29 43 13 Ford US Engineering
=24 15 9 14 3M US Consumer Goods
=14 11 35 15 Hewlett-Packard US IT
6 5 12 16 DaimlerChrysler Germany Engineering
=7 8 16 17 Nestlé Switzerland Food/Beverages
      18 Southwest Airlines US Transport
=17 =29   19 Johnson & Johnson US Healthcare
  =21 14 20 Berkshire Hathaway US Financial
  28 =23 21 BP UK Energy/Chemicals
      22 Federal Express US Transport
  25 33 23 Disney US Media/Leisure
13 =36   24 BMW Germany Engineering
=27 7 19 25 Dell US IT
  =38 42 26 Exxon Mobil US Energy/Chemicals
    7 =27 Cisco Systems US IT
=14 =36 13 =27 Procter & Gamble US Food/Beverages
=7 18 =31 29 ABB Switzerland/Sweden Engineering
12 =21 =23 30 Royal Dutch/Shell Netherlands/UK Energy/Chemicals
  =41 =28 31 L'Oreal France Consumer Goods
=17 19 15 32 McDonald's US Media/Leisure
  =49   33 Vivendi Universal France Utilities & Media/Leisure
    =28 34 Virgin UK Transport
  16 46 35 Merck US Healthcare
    40 36 Airbus Industrie France/Germany/UK/Spain Engineering
  =41 27 37 Siemens Germany Electrical/Electronics
      38 Allianz Germany Financial
  26   39 Volkswagen Germany Engineering
    50 40 AOL Time Warner US Media/Leisure
      41 HSBC UK/Hong Kong Financial
      42 Bombardier Canada Engineering
16   =47 43 Philip Morris US Food/Beverages
      44 Porsche Germany Engineering
  =32 30 45 SAP Germany IT
  46 =47 46 Axa France Financial
=35 20 37 47 Unilever Netherlands/UK Food/Beverages
    18 =48 Nike US Consumer Goods
      =48 NTT DoCoMo Japan Telecoms
      50 Singapore Airlines Singapore Transport

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