MILWAUKEE, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial security company, announced today it has been named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies in its industry according to FORTUNE’s annual survey for the 37th year. Since 1983, top executives and directors from eligible companies, as well as financial analysts, have determined the companies with the strongest reputations within and across industries.
Northwestern Mutual secured the number one ranking for the “quality of products/services” and “social responsibility” categories. The company also ranked highly in the “financial soundness,” “use of corporate assets,” and “quality of management” categories.
“It’s an honor to once again be named one of the most admired companies in our industry by FORTUNE,” said John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual chairman, president and CEO. “This recognition is a testament to our employees and advisors nationwide – and their commitment to helping our clients financially plan for what’s most important so they can live their dreams today and every day after.”
To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, FORTUNE asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent.