Fortune magazine on March 4 named DuPont among the 50 "Most Admired Companies" in the world for 2010. Fortune cited the company for its innovation, financial soundness, people management and social responsibility, where DuPont ranked No. 1 in each of the categories within its industry. Overall, DuPont moved up three spots from last year to No. 49 in 2010.
Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" list is widely considered among the leading indicators on corporate reputations. Fortune surveyed 1,400 companies around the world: the Fortune 1,000, non-U.S. companies in Fortune's Global 500 database with revenue of more than $10 billion and the top foreign companies operating in the United States.
"There are two critical factors when it comes to a company earning the respect of its peers: leadership and performance," said DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman. "Respected companies are the pace setters when it comes to innovation, business growth and public issues. We are honored that our peers have recognized DuPont."
Last month, Technology Review magazine selected DuPont among the 50 Most Innovative Companies. Earlier this week, Corporate Responsibility magazine included DuPont in its 100 Best Corporate Citizens selection.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.