2011 GRI Index

We reference Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G3) in this report. Medtronic self-declared our 2010 report to GRI Application Level B, as outlined in the table below.
GRI Guidelines Application Level C B A
Self-declared   X  
GRI guideline Location within report
  2011 Update 2010 Report
Vision and strategy
1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy. Message from Our Chairman and CEO Message from Our Chairman and CEO
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities. Message from Our Chairman and CEO Our Strategy
Organizational profileBack to top
2.1 Name of the organization. Company Profile Company Profile
2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services. Company Profile Key Businesses
2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. Company Profile Key Businesses
2.4 Location of organization's headquarters. Company Profile Company Profile
2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report. Company Profile Company Profile, Corporate Citizenship Reporting
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form. Company Profile Company Profile
2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries). Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts
2.8 Scale of the reporting organization.   Financial Impacts
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership. Company Profile Company Profile
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period. Message from Our Chairman and CEO Awards and Recognitions
Report parametersBack to top
3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided. About this Report Corporate Citizenship Reporting
3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any). About this Report Corporate Citizenship Reporting
3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.). About this Report Corporate Citizenship Reporting
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. About this Report Corporate Citizenship Reporting
3.5 Process for defining report content.   Strategy,Corporate Citizenship Reporting
3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). About this Report Corporate Citizenship Reporting
3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report. About this Report Corporate Citizenship Reporting
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations. About this Report Corporate Citizenship Reporting
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts-Distribution of Supply Chain Spending; Summary Data Table; Corporate Philanthropy; Employee Engagement-Occupational Health and Safety; Global Workforce Statistics; Progressive Enironmental Stewardship-Progress Against 2013 Goals Corporate Philanthropy, Office of Workplace Inclusion, Occupational Health and Safety, Employee Survey, Global Workforce Statistics, Summary Data Table
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g., mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods). Minor differences in EHS data reported for previous years are due to internal validation processes Minor differences between Medtronic Total Philanthropy data for fiscal year 2008 reported here and in Medtronic's 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report are due to re-verification of data
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.   The scope of content in this report is expanded significantly compared to Medtronic's 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report as reflected in this index
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report. GRI Index GRI Index
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, explain the scope and basis of any external assurance provided. Also explain the relationship between the reporting organization and the assurance provider(s). About this Report Corporate Citizenship Reporting
GovernanceBack to top
4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight.   Corporate Governance
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, their function within the organization's management and the reasons for this arrangement).   Corporate Governance
4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members.   Corporate Governance
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.   Corporate Governance
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organization's performance (including social and environmental performance).   Executive Compensation
4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided.   Medtronic, Inc.
Principles Of Corporate Governance
4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organization's strategy on economic, environmental, and social topics.   Medtronic, Inc.
Principles Of Corporate Governance
4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation. Ethics and Compliance Ethics and Compliance, Clinical Trials, Corporate Governance
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles.   Charter of Board of Directors
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance.   Medtronic, Inc.
Principles Of Corporate Governance
4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.   Quality, Progressive Environmental Stewardship, Risks and Opportunities Due to Climate Change, Product Environmental Impacts
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.   Quality, Clinical Trials, Use of Animals, Occupational Health and Safety, 2010 Performance Review
4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations. Public Policy Development & Political Contributions Public Policy Development & Political Contributions
4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.   Stakeholder Engagement
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.   Stakeholder Engagement
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.   Stakeholder Engagement
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.   Stakeholder Engagement
Performance: EconomicBack to top
Management approach disclosures Medtronic 2011 Annual Report Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts, Medtronic 2010 Annual Report
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments. (Core) Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change. (Core)   Activities Related to Climate Change, Medtronic 2009 Carbon Disclosure Project submission
EC3 Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations. (Core) Medtronic Annual Report 2011 Medtronic Annual Report 2010 (page 89)
EC4 Significant financial assistance received from government. (Core)   Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts
EC5 Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation. (Additional)   None
EC6 Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation. (Core) Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts None
EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation. (Core)   None
EC8 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagement. (Core)   Access
EC9 Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts. (Additional) Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts
Performance: EnvironmentalBack to top
Management approach disclosures   Progressive Environmental Stewardship (and sub-sections)
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume. (Core)   None
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. (Core)   None
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source. (Core) Energy Use and GHG Emissions Energy Use and GHG Emissions
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source. (Core) Energy Use and GHG Emissions Energy Use and GHG Emissions
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements. (Additional) Energy Use and GHG Emissions Energy Use and GHG Emissions
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives. (Additional)   Product Environmental Impacts
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved. (Additional) Energy Use and GHG Emissions Energy Use and GHG Emissions
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source. (Core) Water Conservation Water Conservation
EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water. (Additional)   None
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused. (Additional)   None
EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. (Core)   None
EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. (Core)   None
EN13 Habitats protected or restored. (Additional)   None
EN14 Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity. (Additional)   None
EN15 Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk. (Additional)   None
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. (Core) Energy Use and GHG Emissions Energy Use and GHG Emissions
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. (Core)   None
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved. (Additional) Energy Use and GHG Emissions Energy Use and GHG Emissions
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight. (Core)   None
EN20 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight. (Core) Air Emissions Air Emissions
EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination. (Core)   None
EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method. (Core) Waste Management Waste Management
EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills. (Core)   None
EN24 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally. (Additional)   None
EN25 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization's discharges of water and runoff. (Additional)   None
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation. (Core)   Product Environmental Impacts
EN27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category. (Core)   None
EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. (Core)   None
EN29 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce. (Additional)   Product Environmental Impacts
EN30 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type. (Additional)   None
Performance: Labor practices and decent workBack to top
Management approach disclosures   Total Employee Engagement (and sub-sections)
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region. (Core) Global Workforce Statistics Global Workforce Statistics
LA2 Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region. (Core) Global Workforce Statistics Global Workforce Statistics
LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations. (Additional)   Global Learning and Development, Compensation and Benefits
LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. (Core)   None
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements. (Core)   None
LA6 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs. (Additional)   None
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region. (Core) Engagement Statistics, Occupational Health and Safety Occupational Health and Safety
LA8 Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases. (Core) Engagement Statistics, Health and Wellness Health and Wellness
LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions. (Additional)   None
LA10 Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category. (Core)   Global Learning and Development
LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings. (Additional) Engagement Statistics, Learning and Development Global Learning and Development
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews. (Additional) Total Employee Engagement Talent Acquisition and Management
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity. (Core) Engagement Statistics, Diversity Blueprint for Change
LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category. (Core)   None
Performance: Human rightsBack to top
Management approach disclosures   Diversity and Inclusion, Product Environmental Impacts
HR1 Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening. (Core)   None
HR2 Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken. (Core)   None
HR3 Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained. (Additional)   Diversity and Inclusion
HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken. (Core)   None
HR5 Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights. (Core)   None
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor. (Core)   None
HR7 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor. (Core)   None
HR8 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations. (Additional)   None
HR9 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken. (Additional)   None
Performance: SocietyBack to top
Management approach disclosures   Ethics and Compliance, Public Policy Development & Political Contributions, Occupational Health and Safety
SO1 Nature, scope, and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating, and exiting. (Core)   None
SO2 Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption. (Core)   None
SO3 Percentage of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures. (Core) Ethics and Compliance None
SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption. (Core)   None
SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying. (Core) Public Policy Development & Political Contributions Public Policy Development & Political Contributions
SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country. (Additional) Public Policy Development & Political Contributions Public Policy Development & Political Contributions
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes. (Additional)   Ethics and Compliance - Standards
SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations. (Core) Engagement Statistics, Occupational Health and Safety Occupational Health and Safety
Performance: Product responsibility Back to top
Management approach disclosures   Quality, Advertising and Promotion, Clinical Trials, Use of Animals, Product Environmental Impacts
PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures. (Core)   Clinical Trials, Use of Animals, Product Environmental Impacts
PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes. (Additional)   None
PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements. (Core) Quality
PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes. (Additional)   None
PR5 Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction. (Additional) Responsibility in the Marketplace Quality
PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. (Core)   Advertising and Promotion
PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship by type of outcomes. (Additional)   None
PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. (Additional)   None
PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. (Core)   None