FORTUNE magazine recently published its annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies and this year, Applied Materials’ overall score improved and we again ranked among the top 5 in our industry. Applied is frequently recognized by industry and CSR organizations for its leadership, and has consistently placed on FORTUNE’s list since 1998, regularly ranking among the top companies in the semiconductor industry.
As the definitive report card on corporate reputations, the prestigious list rates performances of the world’s leading global companies by measuring against nine key attributes. These include people management; quality of management; social responsibility; innovation; quality of products or services, use of corporate assets; financial soundness; long-term investment value; and global competitiveness. This year 692 companies from 30 industries across 29 countries were surveyed.
Visit FORTUNE’sweb site to access the full list and survey methodology.
As we wrap up 2016, it is an ideal time to reflect on the accomplishments of Applied teams around the world who have demonstrated a commitment to the company’s core value of operating with responsibility and integrity.