Industry News | March 7, 2011

Aramark Scores Top Spot as Most Admired Company

Aramark, provider of professional services, was ranked No. 1 in its industry on Fortune magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2011. This marks the fourth consecutive year in which Aramark has been named industry champion in the Diversified Outsourcing Services category. The company has placed among the top-three in this category each year since 1998.

With 75 years of experience, Aramark provides food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world.

“We are honored to once again be recognized as the Most Admired Company in our industry,” says Joseph Neubauer, chairman and CEO of Aramark. “This achievement demonstrates Aramark’s ability to deliver outstanding capabilities in professional services to our clients and customers, while providing the highest levels of service excellence and integrity.”

Fortune’s Diversified Outsourcing Services category analyzes businesses that offer a range of value-added professional services. Aramark earned a No. 1 ranking in all nine key criteria by which companies are evaluated, including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of product/services, and global competitiveness.

This recognition is one of many that Aramark has received during the past year, including being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute; being named for the sixth consecutive year to the Global Outsourcing 100, which recognizes companies that provide the best service worldwide; and being listed as one of America’s largest private companies by both Forbes and Fortune magazines.

Fortune’s study of World’s Most Admired Companies is conducted annually by The Hay Group, a global consulting firm. The study surveys more than 15,000 top executives, directors, and financial analysts to identify companies with the strongest reputations among the Fortune 1000, non-U.S. companies in the Fortune Global 500, and top foreign companies operating in the U.S.