Disaster Relief CITIZENSHIP

SUPPORTING RELIEF EFFORTS AROUND THE WORLD

As a global company, we understand the importance of disaster relief efforts and lending a hand to people and communities in crisis around the world. When natural disasters or severe weather strike, Medtronic steps up.

The company supports relief efforts through business and philanthropic response. We donate products, resources, and supplies to support relief efforts in affected areas. Equally important, we support employees’ response by offering each employee five days of paid time off per year to volunteer with a nonprofit or non-governmental organization (NGO). 


DISASTER RELIEF HIGHLIGHTS FROM FISCAL YEAR 2018

The Medtronic Foundation plays an integral role in our disaster relief efforts, distributing grants to fund emergency healthcare and support repair of damaged infrastructure, encouraging employee volunteerism, and matching employee contributions to eligible organizations. In FY18 we:

  • Contributed $5.6 million to disaster relief efforts.
  • Established the Medtronic Employee Assistance Fund, providing grants to employees with unmet financial needs in the wake of natural disasters. The Medtronic Foundation matches Medtronic employees’ contributions to the fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 per year. In FY18, the fund distributed $3.6 million to employees affected by natural disasters.

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