Caterpillar and Deere among most admired companies for 2017

Caterpillar and Deere & Company were selected to Fortune magazine’s ranking of the World’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies. Caterpillar ranked 47th and Deere was 50th.

The Most Admired research reviews a company’s performance on nine criteria, including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

Fortune reports that more than 1,500 companies are reviewed for the Most Admired list, which the magazine states is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. The top 5 companies on the 2017 World’s Most Admired list: Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, Berkshire Hathaway and Walt Disney.

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