Medtronic Jumps to #3 on Diversity and Inclusion Top 100 List

The 2018 ranking by Thomson Reuters reflects commitment by employees at all levels of the organization.

Diversity & Inclusion at Medtronic

September 6, 2018 – Through a culture of inclusion, Medtronic is fostering a vibrant, healthy and diverse employee community that truly reflects the world — and in doing so, is gaining important insights to improve human welfare around the globe.

Announced today, Medtronic has been ranked third on the 2018 Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index. This is the third year Medtronic has made the list, jumping ten spots from number 13, which they held in 2016 and 2017.

“For more than half a century, the fifth tenet of the Medtronic Mission has called us to respect the dignity and personal worth of all employees,” said Chief Human Resources Officer, Carol Surface. “This tenet ensures we have an employment framework that inspires continuous development, recognition, and high performance, creating a powerful employee experience where diverse perspectives contribute to our shared Mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life.”

Medtronic jumps to #3 on Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion top 100 list.

Medtronic Jumps to #3 on Diversity and Inclusion Top 100 List


Thomson Reuters looked at more than 7,000 companies and assessed them against four main pillars: Diversity, Inclusion, People Development, and Controversies. Efforts related to women in leadership roles, employees with disabilities, training and skills development, and employee satisfaction are all considered in the ranking process.


“The fact that we were ranked third on the 2018 Thomson Reuters list is a testament to how we are fostering a culture of inclusion, igniting confidence and building a sense of community so that all our employees can grow and thrive,” says Sophia Khan, Sr. Director, Global Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement at Medtronic.

The company’s commitment to advance inclusion and diversity comes to life globally through:

  • Top-down leadership accountability and company-wide goals and metrics to drive progress
  • Recruiting and professional development programs that invest in the growth of diverse employees to help accelerate careers; and
  • Growing an inclusive culture through 115 employee resource groups and Diversity Networks in 60 countries. 

“We know that greater diversity inherently drives better decisions — different perspectives enable us to see challenges and solutions from new angles. It’s not only our employees and business that benefit, a stronger and united Medtronic means we’re continuing to drive innovation and devise powerful solutions that help our partners deliver better patient outcomes and contribute to human welfare,” added Khan.

In recent years, Medtronic has been recognized by others for its inclusive culture, including: