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Tata, SBI among world's most reputable firms

May 8, 2009 16:04 IST

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Tata Group: Global rank -- 11

The Tata Group has been named the world's eleventh most reputed company, according to a study compiled by United States-based Reputation Institute.

Not just that, the Tata Group, whose Global Pulse Score was put at 80.89, has been ranked above global giants like Google, Microsoft, General Electric, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Intel, Univler, et cetera.

The Reputation Institute's Global Pulse is a measure of corporate reputation calculated by averaging perceptions of four main indicators -- trust, esteem, admiration, and good feeling -- obtained from a representative sample of at least 100 respondents in the companies' home countries. The Global Pulse scores are on a scale of 0 to 100.

Tata Group is one of India's largest industrial conglomerates and runs more than 98 firms.

For the record, Italian confectioner Ferrero has been ranked the world's most reputable business entity.

As many as 16 other Indian companies are in a list of the Top-200 most reputable global firms. Read on to find out which are India's most reputable companies. . .


Image: Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Motors Ltd.
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters
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State Bank of India: Global rank -- 29

India's largest bank, SBI, is the world's 29th most reputable company. It got a Global Pulse Score of 78.11.


Image: O P Bhatt, chairman and chief executive of the State Bank of India.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters
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Infosys Technologies: Global rank -- 39

India's second largest software exporter Infosys Technologies in the Top-50 league at 39th position, with a Global Pulse Score of 77.45.


Image: Infosys Technologies campus at Electronics City in Bangalore.
Photographs: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters
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Larsen & Toubro: Global rank -- 47

With a Global Pulse Score of 76.58, L&T has been ranked the world's 47th most reputable company.


Image: Anil Manibhai Naik, chief executive officer and managing director of the Indian engineering and construction conglomerate, Larsen and Toubro.
Photographs: Savita Kirloskar/Reuters
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Maruti: Global rank -- 49

India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzki has been ranked the 49th most reputable company in the world with a Global Pulse Score of 76.26.


Image: Shinzo Nakanishi, managing director of Maruti Suzuki, poses with a Maruti DZire.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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Hindustan Unilever: Global rank -- 69

The FMCG major, HUL, has beaten its parent company, Unilever, to be ranked 69th in the world. It obtained a Global Pulse Score of 74.99.


Image: The logo of Hindustan Unilever, makers of Lux soaps, etc.

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ITC Ltd: Global rank -- 95

The tobacco major obtained a Global Pulse Score of 73.50 and has been ranked the 95th most reputable company in the world.


Image: Y C Deveshwar, chairman of India's top tobacco firm ITC Ltd.
Photographs: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters
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Canara Bank: Global rank -- 102

Indian banking major Canara Bank has been ranked the 102nd most reputable company in the world with a Global Pulse Score of 73.34.


Image: A man walks past a bank's ATM kiosk in Kolkata. (Inset: Canara Bank logo).
Photographs: Parth Sanyal/Reuters
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Hindustan Petroleum: Global rank -- 111

Petroleum giant HPCL was ranked 111th and got a Global Pulse Score of 73.08.

Image: An HPCL petrol outlet in Mumbai.

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Indian Oil: Global rank -- 112

Oil major IOC got a Global Pulse Score of 73.01 and is the world's 112th most reputable company.

Image: An IOC petrol station.

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Wipro: Global rank -- 116

Indian IT major Wipro managed a Global Pulse Score of 72.77 to be the world's 116th most reputable company.

Image: Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd.
Photographs: Jagadeesh Nv/Reuters
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Reliance Industries: Global rank -- 132

The Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries is the world's 132nd most reputable company with a Global Pulse Score of 72.03.

Image: Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani.
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters
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Mahindra & Mahindra: Global rank -- 137

Automobile major M&M is 137th in the world, with a Global Pulse Score of 71.61.


Image: Anand Mahindra, vice chairman and managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra.
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters
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Bharti Airtel: Global rank -- 163

Mobile operator Bharti Airtel got a Global Pulse Score of 70.32 and is 163rd most reputable company in the world.

Image: Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal.
Photographs: Kamal Kishore/Reuters
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Bank of Baroda: Global rank -- 174

Bank of Baroda is 174th with a Global Pulse Score of 69.81.

Image: Indian batsman Rahul Dravid poses to mark the rebranding of Bank of Baroda.
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters
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Bharat Petroleum: Global rank -- 175

Oil giant BPCL got a Global Pulse Score of 69.79 and was ranked 175th most reputable company, globally.

Image: A view of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd refinery in Mumbai.
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters
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Punjab National Bank: Global rank -- 177

The last Indian company in the Top-200 list of most reputable companies worldwide is Punjab National Bank, with a Global Pulse Score of 69.67 and has been ranked 177th.

Image: The Punjab National Bank logo on a glass panel at a PNB branch in Mumbai.

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