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Fortune Names Medtronic Among 'Most Admired Companies' in 2018

The publication’s annual list of Most Admired Companies includes Medtronic.

January 19, 2018 - Fortune Magazine announced today that Medtronic is included on its 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies list. The annual list measures corporate reputation among the world’s largest companies. This year Medtronic ranked sixth within the Medical Products and Equipment category.

“Innovation and collaboration are central to who we are at Medtronic, and that is driven by fostering and strengthening an inclusive and diverse organization. We thank our employees for bringing new ideas and experiences to their work every day,” said Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Medtronic. “We are proud to once again be named to the Most Admired list as we strive to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for patients around the globe.”

The “Most Admired” list is compiled with input from leading financial analysts, top executives, and board members from major corporations around the world. Companies are scored based on financial performance and business management. Experts look at key categories such as management quality, quality of products and services, innovation, ability to attract talent, community responsibility, and financial position.

“Our employees are motivated by our Mission, which inspires them to solve problems to help patients around the world. We support them with a culture that welcomes diverse perspectives so everyone can give their best,” said Carol Surface, Medtronic Chief Human Resources Officer. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our talented employees.”

Medtronic has regularly appeared on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list, which dates back to 1982.