SPRINGDALE, Ark. – For four years in a row Tyson Foods Inc. has received the No. 1 ranking on Fortune magazine’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies for the food production category.

Fortune and Korn Ferry conduct the annual survey of top executives, directors and financial analysts to identify their choices for the most reputable companies in specific industries, as well as across all industries.

“We’re proud of our team members who work hard every day to make our company successful. This honor from Fortune is a great recognition of their efforts,” said Noel White, CEO of Tyson Foods. “Sustainable, global growth that drives value for our customers and consumers while feeding the world nutritious, affordable food is at the center of our strategy.”

Korn Ferry and Fortune have collaborated on the list of Most Admired Companies since 1997. The list showcases the business practices of companies highly regarded among their peers and is the definitive report card on corporate reputations.

Tyson Foods ranks No. 1 in the Food Production category in eight of the nine key attributes used to compile the rankings:

  • innovation
  • people management
  • use of corporate assets
  • social responsibility
  • quality of management
  • financial soundness
  • long-term investment
  • quality of products and services
  • global competitiveness

The complete World’s Most Admired Companies list can be found on the Fortune website. For more information on how the rankings are determined, view the full methodology on Korn Ferry’s website.