Inclusion, diversity and equity powers the potential of our people. It’s ingrained into how we operate—with every part of our organization contributing to its success and accelerating its progress.
We strengthen Medtronic by hiring and developing diverse talent, creating a culture of inclusivity, measuring our performance, and being transparent about our progress. Everyone contributes knowing they are making us more competitive as a company, which improves health for a greater number of patients in our global communities.
At the same time, to deliver equity, we recognize that we must move from offering the same to everyone (equality) and instead remove barriers by providing the right support for everyone to have the same opportunities (equity). We actively listen, learn, and advocate for dignity, creating a level playing field with broad opportunities for employees throughout Medtronic’s global footprint.
We lead the way from a strong foundation built on systems of accountability at every level. This includes inclusive hiring practices, robust career development and education, data analytics, quarterly diversity reviews and active, strong Diversity Networks and Employee Resource Groups.
As we look to the future, we seek ways to amplify our impact beyond our walls and get to the root cause behind lingering inequities. For example, we recently launched partnerships to address barriers in hiring and talent management processes - OneTen is focused on closing the “opportunity gap” that millions of Black Americans face, the Business Roundtable’s Multiple Pathways Initiative is looking at emphasizing skills and experiences in hiring talent management practices, and a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund is helping us foster stronger relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Our performance in the social arena, including the environment we create for employees and our engagement with community partners, is at the core of our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy and will remain a focus as we evolve and grow.
We continue to make strides in building an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace. In 2020 Medtronic:
Read a summary of our 2020 corporate citizenship progress
Putting Purpose into Action — Supporting a Global Workforce
Medtronic women #ChooseToChallenge gender bias and inequity.
Medtronic African Descent Network (ADN) hubs celebrate Black History Month by “Making Good Trouble”
In 2020, the company accelerated efforts to address systemic inequities within and outside its walls.
2020 marked a year of new partnerships and practices aimed at addressing systemic inequities in hiring and talent management.
OneTen Pledges to Help Close the Opportunity Gap for Black Americans.
Celebrating a decade-long partnership with Project SEARCH
Recognized for the eighth year, Medtronic remains steadfast in its commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity.
Medtronic takes a holistic approach to building an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace for women.
Medtronic, a 2020 Catalyst Award winner, creates role to elevate the company's longstanding commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity.
Company receives global recognition for its efforts to drive inclusion and advance women in leadership roles.
Medtronic partners with African American community leaders to reduce economic disparities.