DALLAS – Borden, a heritage American brand and leading U.S. dairy processor and distributor, has landed the No. 16 spot on Forbes’ 2019 list of America’s 100 Most Reputable Companies. Headquartered in Dallas, Borden is the only Texas-based company ranked in the top 20.
Founded more than a century and a half ago, Borden has undergone a recent transformation with new ownership, leadership, a focus on its people and an optimistic vision to reclaim its position as the undisputed leader in the dairy industry. The company has renewed its focus on service and is reintroducing its beloved Elsie the Cow to consumers this summer.
“We are honored to earn a spot on this year’s list of Most Reputable Companies and look forward to ranking even higher on the list as we continue to prioritize consumer needs and product innovation,” said Borden CEO Tony Sarsam, who brings more than three decades of experience building and maintaining reputable companies. “We know Americans have a lot of options for delicious and nutritious food and beverages, so consumer trust is something we’ll never take for granted.”
Forbes’ Most Reputable Companies List, compiled annually by the Reputation Institute since 2007, ranks companies based on public perception of each brand’s products, performance, leadership, governance, workplace, citizenship and innovation. Approximately 2,200 companies were measured, and 167,000 people were surveyed from January to February 2019.
The full list of 2019 America’s Most Reputable Companies can be found at forbes.com.
Founded in 1857 by Gail Borden, Jr., Borden is a heritage American brand that produces more than 35 wholesome and delicious products enjoyed by millions of people every day. Borden was the first company to develop a patent for the process of condensing milk, as well as the first company to use glass milk bottles. In 1936, Elsie became America’s favorite spokes-cow and was recognized in 2000 by AdAge as one of the top 10 advertising icons of the 20th century. Today, Borden is headquartered in Dallas and operates 13 milk processing plants and nearly 100 branches across the U.S. that produce and distribute nearly 500 million gallons of milk annually for customers in the grocery, mass market, club, food service, hospitality, school and convenience store channels. The company’s People First culture has inspired decades of loyal tenure among hundreds of the 3,300 people Borden employs. In 2019, Borden landed the No. 16 spot on Forbes’ list of America’s Most Reputable Companies, highlighting the company’s well-earned trust amongst consumers. For more information, visit bordendairy.com.