For the 18th year in a row, FORTUNE has named us to its World's Most Admired Companies list. This year, we've moved up two spots to #3 in the Medical Products & Equipment Industry category.
FORTUNE compiles the list based on feedback from executives, directors and securities analysts, surveying a total of 680 companies from 30 countries. To create the Medical Products & Equipment industry lists, FORTUNE ranks companies on nine criteria - from investment value and quality management and products, to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company's score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.