Diageo Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine

Ranked Second in Beverage Industry Category
Mar 1, 2017 2:30 PM ET

Diageo is proud to announce that it has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” For 2017. The list recognizes companies who have earned the respect of their industry peers for reputational excellence across multiple business categories. Diageo also placed second overall in the beverages industry category, moving up a spot from 2016.  

To develop the ‘Most Admired’ list, Fortune solicited feedback from executives, analysts, directors and experts, who were asked to rate companies within their respective industries on nine key reputational attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products/services, and global competitiveness. Notably, Diageo was rated first among beverage industry peers for social responsibility and second in quality of products and services. The company also rated highly in the people management, financial soundness, and long-term investment value categories.  The magazine surveyed nearly 3,800 executives from 680 companies, 28 countries and more than 50 industries. 

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