Copenhagen-based beer maker Carlsberg is the top regarded food and beverage company, and the 6th top regarded company across industries, according to Forbes. The Top Regarded Companies list, based on Forbes’ 2017 Global 2000 rankings, is their first-ever attempt to rank global public companies based on their trustworthiness/honesty, social conduct, the company as an employer, and the performance of the company’s product or service.
Overall, 18 food and beverage companies made the top 250 (including Unilever, which was categorized under household/personal care). Of those 18, the top four are producers of alcoholic beverages, and only Carlsberg broke into the top 10.
Here’s how the food and beverage industry performed:
|42||Suntory Beverage & Food||Beverages|
|45||Kraft Heinz Company||Food Processing|
|112||Lindt & Sprungli||Food Processing|
|146||CJ Cheiljedang||Food Processing|
|194||Kerry Group||Food Processing|
|235||Meiji Holdings||Food Processing|
|238||Hormel Foods||Food Processing|