Socially responsible … and not so much

Most Admired Companies category worth noting

Fortune magazine has put out its annual America’s Most Admired Companies rankings, and there’s a new No. 1: Apple, maker of that beloved iPhone. Berkshire Hathaway, General Electric, Google and Toyota round out the top five (though, if you consider Toyota a Japanese company, Starbucks would be your fifth). The quality we most admire is social responsibility; here are Fortune’s best and worst in that regard. Only Starbucks and UPS made the overall top 20.

Most admired for social responsibility

1. International Paper
2. United Parcel Service
3. Starbucks
4. Fortune Brands*
5. Walt Disney
6. McDonald’s
7. Medco Health Solutions
8. Herman Miller (furniture)
9. Weyerhaeuser
10. Union Pacific

*holdings include Jim Beam, Moen and Titleist

Least admired for social responsibility

1. Constellation Brands (alcohol)
2. WellCare Health Plans
3. Sears (tie) Dana (vehicle parts)
5. Federal-Mogul (vehicle parts)
6. Beazer Homes USA (tie) Swift & Co. (meat)
8. Dollar General
9. Brown-Foreman (alcohol)
10. Delphi (vehicle parts)