Apple has been awarded the top spot on Fortune‘s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” marking the 12th consecutive win for the Cupertino-based company on the list. After Apple, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, Walt Disney and Starbucks round out the top five spots.
Each year, Fortune magazine partners with the Hay Group to survey financial analysts as well as top executives and directors from Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies to identify companies that have the strongest reputations overall and within their individual industry segments. Companies are rated on innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, community and environment social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products or services and global competitiveness.
The World’s Most Admired Companies list can be found on the Fortune website.