The seventh annual survey of the Worlds Best Companies profiles the global leaders and the top regional players.
With rising oil prices threatening to choke off global economic growth, however, we might look back on mid-2003 to mid-2004 as a golden year. Of course, one of the most accurate measures of a successful company is how it fares when times are hard. We may find out sooner than wed like.
As always, the winners were cho-sen using a mix of criteria includ-ing revenue and profit growth, market cap and share price growth, corporate responsibility, product innovation, global expan-sion and corporate accountability.