Fortune Names Honeywell as Leader in Electronics of 'Most Admired Companies'

The story behind the 2018 ranking

For the 12th consecutive year, Honeywell has been selected as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine.

Leading the list of most admired companies in the electronics industry for the second year in a row, Honeywell ranked first overall with a score of 7.13, up slightly from 7.02 in the same category last year.

Here's the 2018 industry line-up:

1. Honeywell International

2. Samsung Electronics

3. Eaton

4. TE Connectivity

5. Schneider Electric

6. Sony

7. LG Electronics

Within the electronics industry, Honeywell received first place rankings in reputation attributes for people management, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, and quality of products/services. Honeywell ranked second place in innovation, social responsibility, and global competitiveness.

Fortune has published this “definitive report card on corporate reputations” list since 1983. Companies that appear on the list are selected from among 1,500 global companies. Some 3,900 executives, directors, and analysts are asked to rate companies in their own industry based on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.


The China Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Research Center recently released its annual “Overall Ranking of Contribution of Fortune Global 500 in China.” Based on excellent business operation and corporate social responsibility, Honeywell rose from 29 in 2016 to 21 in 2017, with an overall score of 62.626. Honeywell enjoyed a high ranking among industrial companies.

Based on  business operations, CSR, social contribution, and public image, the center conducts a comprehensive survey and assessment on large enterprises in China. It is the first institute in China to research and assess the capital scale and CSR of companies on the basis of scientific and measurable third-party data.

Victoria Streitfeld

Corporate and Financial Media Relations

Chunhua Lu

Communications Director