Today, Fortune named The Walt Disney Company on its list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2016. The Company landed at No. 5 on the “Top 50 Rank” this year, moving up from No. 6 in 2015. Disney is No. 1 on the entertainment industry list and ranked high in Fortune’s “Key Attributes of Reputation,” which include innovation, social responsibility and global competitiveness.
According to Fortune.com, “The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations.” The rankings were conducted in partnership with the Korn Ferry Hay Group, a leading global management consulting firm that has overseen the research for the “World’s Most Admired Companies” list since 1997. Executives, directors and analysts were surveyed to form the rankings.
This announcement comes on the heels of Disney being named the World’s Most Powerful Brand earlier this month, which recognized the Company for its rich history, original creations and powerful brands that are members of its family.