C.H. Robinson Named #1 Third Party Logistics Company in “World’s Most Admired List”

Eden Prairie, MN, March 14, 2011 — For a second year in a row C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (“C.H. Robinson”) has been listed the #1 third party logistics in FORTUNE magazine’s annual “World’s Most Admired Companies” report.


Prior to being listed on the World’s Most Admired Companies, C.H. Robinson had been listed on FORTUNE’s America’s Most Admired Companies list from 2000-2008 and has been listed on the FORTUNE 500 since 2002.


The survey, which will be published in FORTUNE’s March 21 publication, is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. FORTUNE partners with the Hay Group and started with approximately 1,400 companies. They then sorted the companies by industry and selected the 15 largest for each international industry and the 10 largest for each U.S. industry. A total of 673 companies from 32 countries were surveyed. C.H. Robinson is listed in the broad category of Trucking, Transportation and Logistics.

To create the 57 industry lists, Hay asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. This year only the best are listed in the magazine.




Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 36,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 7,600 employees around the world. The company works with 49,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $9.3 billion in 2010.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, the American Cancer Society, the American Logistics Aid Network, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Sustainable Harvest International, and the United Way. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the Nasdaq since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.


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