Every year for two consecutive decades, Fortune has named us to its World's Most Admired Companies list. This year, we rank #6 in the Medical Products & Equipment Industry category.
Fortune compiles the list based on feedback from executives, directors and securities analysts, surveying a total of 670 companies from 30 countries. To create the Medical Products & Equipment industry lists, Fortune ranks companies on nine criteria – from investment value and quality of 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.