Tyson Foods topped Fortune’s 2017 “The World’s Most Admired Companies” list in the category of food production, followed by Archer Daniels Midland, Ingredion, Wilmar International and Bunge. Tyson’s rating jumped four spots from last year.
In the packaging and containers industry, the top honor went to Sealed Air, followed by Sonoco Products, International Paper, Westrock and Ball.
Costco took the No. 2 spot in the specialty retail category.
The top five most admired companies in foodservice were: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Yum Brands and Panera Bread.
Top rated consumer food product companies were: Nestle, PepsiCo, Danone, Kellogg, Mondelez International and General Mills.
To determine the best-regarded companies in 51 industries, Korn Ferry Hay Group asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, which include ability to attract and retain talented people, quality of products and services, quality of management, innovation, social responsibility, use of corporate assets and long-term investment value.
The survey included about 1,500 candidates: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more. The list was then winnowed to the highest-revenue companies in each industry, a total of 680 in 28 countries. The top-rated companies were picked from that pool of 680; the executives who voted work at the companies in that group.
Across all industries, Fortune’s “all-stars” list was topped by Apple, followed by: Amazon.com, Starbucks, Berkshire Hathaway, Disney, Alphabet, General Electric, Southwest Airlines, Facebook and Microsoft.
Fortune has made all the lists are available online.