Grainger named among 'most admired companies' in Fortune 2017 list

Grainger has yet again been named among Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies.

The annual listing has seen Grainger ranked number one for the fourth consecutive year in the 'Wholesalers: Diversified' category.

Business magazine Fortune's list covers corporate reputations across 51 industries. The Hay Group division of Korn Ferry asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent.

"It's an honour to be recognised again as one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies for 2017," said Grainger CEO DG Macpherson. "Our energised, talented team members are the key to maintaining Grainger's reputation with our customers, suppliers, shareholders and industry peers. Thanks to their dedication to anticipating customer needs and delivering great experiences, we continue to be seen as a leader in our industry for helping professionals keep their operations running and their people safe."

B2B focused Grainger supplies millions of customers more than 1.5 million products used to maintain, repair or operate facilities. As of 2011, Grainger owns fastener distributor Fabory.

Grainger recently launched a new service sharing its expertise - the 'Online Knowledge Center'.