The Medtronic Mission calls us to improve human welfare, which includes caring for our planet. Making the world a healthier place means addressing our environmental impact holistically. We address environmental sustainability priorities such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy and water use, regulated and non-regulated waste, and more through policies and programs that set goals, measure progress, and demonstrably help protect our environment. This includes setting aggressive goals to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions. Our goal: to be carbon neutral in our operations by FY30. Achieving carbon neutrality means that we are aiming for net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions associated with our operations, which include manufacturing sites and all other facilities across the 150 countries in which we operate.
As a global citizen, we strive to develop products that minimize environmental impact across their lifecycle — from design, materials sourcing, and manufacturing, to product packaging, recycling, and disposal. We also continuously innovate operations to minimize our environmental footprint, setting goals and monitoring progress to reduce energy use, emissions, waste, and water use.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Read a summary of our 2020 corporate citizenship progress
Putting Purpose into Action — Promoting Environmental Stewardship