Canon is one of World's Most Admired Companies
Canon Inc. has been named to FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 2018, demonstrating its strong standing within the global business community. Called the "definitive report card on corporate reputations" by FORTUNE, Canon received positive marks for financial soundness, long-term investment value, social responsibility, global competitiveness and quality of products and services to earn this distinction, resulting in a rank of fourth in the Computer category.
Christine Sedlack, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. said "To be named as one of the 'World's Most Admired Companies' is a true testament to Canon's forward-thinking vision, solidifying the strength of our brand and speaking to our continued commitment to innovation. Canon prides itself in developing leading-edge technology to help meet the needs of our customers while still staying true to our strong philosophy of corporate social responsibility. Receiving this honor is the result of the hard work and dedication of all Canon employees, as well as the devotion of the company's loyal customers, for which we are incredibly grateful."
From 680 companies in 29 countries around the world, these executive, directors and analysts were asked to rate these companies based off of nine criteria categories: financial soundness, long-term investment value, people management, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, quality of management, quality of products/services, innovation and global competitiveness.