Los Angeles — AECOM was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the third consecutive year.

“To be recognized for the third consecutive year on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies list is an exceptional accomplishment that is a testament to our employees’ talent, dedication and expertise,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Burke. “Every day, our people work to deliver innovative and transformative projects that improve quality of life, enhance communities and enable us to build a better world.”

From an annual survey conducted by Fortune and global management consulting firm Korn Ferry Hay Group, top executives, directors and financial analysts identify the companies with the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries.

According to Fortune, the World’s Most Admired Companies list is considered to be the definitive report card on corporate reputation. The companies featured on the list represent “the pinnacle of excellence” in nine key performance areas:

  • Ability to attract and retain talented people
  • Quality of management
  • Social responsibility to the community and the environment
  • Innovativeness
  • Quality of products or services
  • Wise use of corporate assets
  • Financial soundness
  • Long-term investment value
  • Effectiveness in doing business globally

The World’s Most Admired Companies list and details on the methodology can be found on the Fortune website at http://beta.fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies.