What is common to the Tata Group, Infosys and Punjab National Bank?
According to Reputation Institute (RI) that conducted 70,000 online interviews in 32 countries, this troika is among the 17 Indian companies figuring in the list of the ‘World’s Most Reputable Companies’ in 2009.
Standing sweetly on top is Italian chocolate maker Ferrero, followed by Swedish creative design firm Ikea and US-based Johnson & Johnson.
It is not India alone that is racing ahead.
<b1>Compared with 45 per cent of companies from the US, Japan, the UK, France and Germany having a reputation below the global average, “only 34 per cent of the 142 companies from Brazil, Russia, India and China have below-average reputations, with Chinese companies dragging down the BRIC average substantially”.
India’s reputation share of 8.5 per cent has a strong presence of public-sector units as well, with two out of five companies being state-controlled.