Written in 1960, our Mission dictates that our first and foremost priority is to contribute to human welfare. Over a half-century later, the Mission continues to serve as our ethical framework and inspirational goal for our employees around the world.

"We are restoring people by the millions to full life. that helps people feel positive about their efforts."



View an image of the number 1.To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.

View an image of the number 2.To direct our growth in the areas of biomedical engineering where we display maximum strength and ability; to gather people and facilities that tend to augment these areas; to continuously build on these areas through education and knowledge assimilation; to avoid participation in areas where we cannot make unique and worthy contributions.

View an image of the number 3.To strive without reserve for the greatest possible reliability and quality in our products; to be the unsurpassed standard of comparison and to be recognized as a company of dedication, honesty, integrity, and service.

View an image of the number 4.To make a fair profit on current operations to meet our obligations, sustain our growth, and reach our goals.

View an image of the number 5.To recognize the personal worth of all employees by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunity, and means to share in the company's success.

View an image of the number 6.To maintain good citizenship as a company.


Medtronic introduced a Mission and Medallion Ceremony in 1974 to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Now held many times a year at facilities all over the world, the ceremony is a symbolic way of bringing new employees together behind our common purpose. Each employee receives a medallion as a reminder of the honor and responsibility we have in fulfilling our Mission.


From the Medtronic Foundation to employee-led volunteer projects, we’re creating a healthier world – one story at a time.



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