Toyota is the first non-U.S. based company to make the list, in the #9 slot. The top 10 are GE, FedEx, Southwest, Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Berkshire Hathaway, Dell (falling from #1), Toyota, and Microsoft.
Toyota ranks #1 in the auto sector in the survey for:
- Social responsibility
- Quality of management
- Financial soundness
- Long-term investment
- Quality of products/services
They are ranked #2 for:
- Innovation (I’m surprised by that)
- Employee talent (I’m not surprised by that, as with TPS you would expect a company to do “great” things with “good” people because they work as part of a high-performing system.)
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