Sasol is the most trusted company in South Africa

Petroleum and oil group, Sasol, has been listed among the top 100 highest regarded companies in the world, according to Forbes.

In a new ranking based on the top 2000 companies in the world, Forbes has isolated the 250 global companies that are held in the highest regard.

According to Forbes, ‘high regard’ most translates to a company’s level of trustworthiness, and a group needs to make an impact with a large number of professionals to crack a nod in its list.

While ultimately based on sentiment, Forbes said that it based its ranking on companies identified in a Statista survey that drew responses from over 15,000 professionals from 60 countries.

The companies were then evaluated based on trustworthiness/honesty, social conduct, the company as an employer and the performance of the company’s product or service.

Sasol was the only South African company listed, even though the top 2000 companies list features nine others. It was ranked 93rd, overall – and is the only African company to make the top 250 list.

Sasol is the third biggest company in South Africa, according to Forbes’ measure of sales, profits, assets and market value, below FirstRand and Standard Bank.

The group employs over 30,900 people and has operations in 30 countries.

These are world’s 15 top regarded companies:

  1. Siemens
  2. Michelin Group
  3. Alphabet (Google)
  4. Nintendo
  5. Walt Dinsey
  6. Carlsberg
  7. Apple
  8. Ferrari
  9. Hilton
  10. Panasonic
  11. Marriott International
  12. Adidas
  13. Toyota Motor
  14. LG Electronics
  15. Netflix

You can see the full ranking on Forbes

Read: How South Africa’s biggest companies have performed in 2017 so far

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