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ONGC - First-ever Indian entrant in Fortune list of 'World's Most Admired Companies
18 December, 2007

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) has got the unique distinction to become the first-ever Indian company in the Fortune Magazine's annual list of the World's Most Admired Companies. This is based on a survey of the Fortune companies across the globe, conducted by the Fortune magazine, in association with world-renowned Hay Group. ONGC finds the pride of place in the list released by Fortune for the year 2007.

Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Managing Director of the Hay Group (India), presented the mementoe to Mr. R S Sharma, CMD, ONGC on 18th December 2007 at New Delhi. ONGC is the only company from India in this Fortune's list for 2007.  

ONGC CMD R S Sharma and ONGC Directors receiving the award from Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Managing Director of Hay Group (India) (3rd from right)

In the analytical global survey published by Fortune in July 2007, ONGC has been ranked at 9th position in the Industry segment of 'Mining, Crude Oil Production'. Dr. Srinivasan shared that in the evaluation study, a rigorous selection process is followed to select the Most Admired Companies. Fortune selects companies from America's 1000 Top Companies and the Fortune Global 500.

These companies are then clustered and an elite panel of industry analysts and Board members of the companies (for peer group survey) analyses the performance of these companies holistically on nine (9) Key Attributes of Reputation, viz. (i) Quality of Management (ii) Ability to retain top people, (iii) Quality of products and Services, (iv) Innovativeness, (v) Financial soundness (vi) Long term investment value, (vii) Social Responsiveness, (viii) Wise use of corporate assets and (ix) Globalness.

ONGC CMD R S Sharma holds up the award. Dr. Srini Srinivasan is on his right

ONGC also ranks 369th among the Fortune Global 500 companies for the year 2007 on Turnover, and 121st on Profits. In the categories - 'Highest Return on Revenues and Highest Return on Assets', ONGC ranks 20th and 18th respectively, among the elite global corporations.

Speaking after the event, ONGC CMD Mr. R S Sharma said that this global admiration is a tribute to the entire team of ONGC and ONGC Group of Companies. Complimenting Team ONGC for this exclusive global recognition, the CEO said, 'Our growing focus on ethics and corporate governance has won this distinction and we are optimistic that going forward, we will keep getting more and better recognitions'.


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