FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies list recognizes companies based on nine key attributes of reputation, including innovation, quality of products/services, global competitiveness, people management, and social responsibility.
Among the recognized companies are:
- Grainger (1st place, “Wholesalers: Diversified”)
- Graybar (2nd place, “Wholesalers: Diversified”)
- WESCO (5th place, “Wholesalers: Diversified”)
- Arrow (1st place, “Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment”)
- Schneider Electric (4th place, “Electronics”)
- Eaton (7th place, “Electronics”)
- Siemens (1st place, “Industrial Machinery”)
- ABB (4th place, “Industrial Machinery”)
- Emerson (5th place, “Industrial Machinery”)
Here are statements from some of the winning member companies:
Arrow Electronics, Inc.: “We are honored to be included once again on this esteemed list of top companies and recognized as the most respected in our industry,” said Michael J. Long, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Arrow. “This recognition is a testament to our employees who are committed to guiding innovation forward for our customers and suppliers every day.”
Arrow topped the “Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment” category for the seventh consecutive year, and the 20th time Arrow has appeared on the list.
Eaton: “We’re honored to be named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies,” said Craig Arnold, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer. “I’m incredibly proud of the work our colleagues around the world do every day to live our values and support our customers, shareholders and communities.”
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