DALLAS, Feb. 16, 2017 — Today, AT&T* was recognized by FORTUNE magazine as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company in the world in 2017 for the third year in a row.
“Our industry has never been more dynamic than it is right now. And that makes this recognition particularly meaningful,” said AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson. “It’s really a tribute to the hard work and customer commitment of each and every employee in the AT&T family.”
The publication also placed AT&T at #37 among the Top 50 Most Admired companies in the world. This is our fourth year on the Global Top 50 list. AT&T is also the only communications company on the list. We ranked first in all 9 attributes again, including innovation, financial soundness and quality of products/services.
FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies lists are among the most highly respected indicators of
corporate performance and reputation.
FORTUNE and its partner, the Hay Group, survey top executives and directors from FORTUNE 1000 and Global 500 companies and financial analysts to identify the Most Admired Companies.
They seek companies with the strongest reputations, both in their own industry and overall. Then, they rate companies on various attributes. This includes ability to attract and retain talented people, quality of products and services, quality of management, innovation, social responsibility, and use of corporate assets and long-term investment value.