Our suppliers are critical to our Mission. They enable us to create and deliver products and services that improve the lives of millions of people every year. It is important to us that the companies in our supply chain share our values — including our focus on quality, responsible business ethics practices, and corporate sustainability. Together we can make a lasting, positive difference to patients and to the communities and environment in which we operate.
Working together with more than 68,162 suppliers across 138 countries, we help uphold human rights, environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and product quality in several ways:
The diverse experience and skills from our global supply chain partners enabled us to create and maintain an innovative product pipeline, as well as contribute to our reputation for world-class quality. In FY18:
We also delivered our most comprehensive responsible supply management trainings to date:
In FY18, Medtronic was recognised for maintaining a timely, responsible, and diverse supply chain:
Read a summary of our 2020 corporate citizenship progress
Putting Purpose into Action — Working Responsibly
When slowing the spread of the virus jeopardises the global flow of life-saving medical devices and supplies, we work together to find solutions.
A diverse supply chain brings value to the business and local communities.
With a focus on quality, Medtronic and UPS Healthcare form a unique team ensuring medical devices get to patients all over the world.
Medtronic Supplier of the Year, Populus Group, contributes a strong pipeline of diverse talent.