Working Responsibly Citizenship

Ethics

We cannot transform healthcare alone. It will take all players in the healthcare industry to find solutions. For us to play a leading role in this transformation, we must continue to build trust among our employees, industry partners, patients, healthcare providers, investors, regulators, and governments.

This means operating openly and transparently. It means acting ethically. It also means being honest in marketing our medical products and ensuring the privacy of patients who use them. And it means making certain every single employee knows about, understands, and complies with our policies at all times.

Our credibility and business success are inseparable from our conduct throughout our value chain, from product design to interactions with doctors and suppliers.


Employees

Working together is our model for success. And no partner is more important to Medtronic’s success than our employees.

Guided by the fifth tenet of our Mission — to recognize the personal worth of our employees — we invest strategically in policies and programs to attract, retain, and develop exceptional, diverse, and collaboratively minded individuals.

We expect a lot from our employees, most significantly that they share our dedication to bring valuable medical innovations to market that improve the lives of patients everywhere. In return, we provide opportunities for learning and advancement, and support them in giving back to their communities. We foster a healthy, safe, and respectful environment by listening to our employees and recognizing their achievements.


Environment

We apply our innovative spirit to reducing our environmental impact by proactively managing environmental, health, and safety issues across our value chain. We make sure these issues are taken into account in all our business decisions, from product design, to manufacturing, to facility operations. As part of our commitment, we’ve set ambitious goals to further reduce our climate impact, water use, and waste generation.