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
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.
This year’s theme, #EachforEqual, focuses on increasing visibility, while taking action for equity.
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.
Learn about the progress Medtronic is making on pay equity and our ongoing work to create an ever increasingly inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace.
Recognized for the seventh year, Medtronic remains steadfast in commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Minnesota designates Medtronic as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company.
Dawn Bardot and others across the company’s information technology group are helping transform the future of healthcare.
Medtronic partners with African American community leaders to reduce economic disparities.
The Society of Women Engineers honors three Medtronic engineers — highlighting the company’s efforts to recruit, retain and empower women engineers.
Experienced bioengineers take advantage of a Medtronic program that provides opportunities for women returning to the field. After six years away, one program participant re-enters the workforce with a new-found perspective.