ETHICAL SUPPLY MANAGEMENT CITIZENSHIP

EXTENDING OUR MISSION TO SUPPLIERS

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A global, diverse, and responsible supply chain is integral to our ability to efficiently create, refine, and deliver world-class products and services that improve people’s lives. We seek to work with companies that share our values and our passion for making a difference.

Working together with more than 69,000 suppliers across 134 countries, we help foster human rights, environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and product quality in several ways:

  • Our Supplier Diversity Policy recognizes ten diverse supplier types, including small businesses and those owned by women, minorities, disabled, LGBTQ+ individuals, and veterans.
  • Our Global Supplier Standards describe the minimum social, ethical, and environmental requirements and expectations of our suppliers. We incorporate these standards into supplier selection and management processes, supplier agreements, and purchase order terms and conditions.
  • We provide a suite of protocols, tools, training, and support to help suppliers meet our stringent quality standards.

RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY MANAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM FISCAL YEAR 2018

The diverse experience and skills from our global supply chain partners enabled us to create and maintain an innovative product pipeline, as well as contribute to our reputation for world-class quality. In FY18:

  • We spent more than $11.6 billion with our suppliers globally.
  • We directed about 30% of our U.S. supplier spend to small and diverse companies.

We also delivered our most comprehensive responsible supply management trainings to date:

  • Ninety-nine percent of Sourcing and Supply Chain Management teams in the United States completed our Supplier Diversity eLearning training.
  • Nearly 800 employees in procurement and sourcing roles received specialist training on labor and human rights issues.

In FY18, Medtronic was recognized for maintaining a timely, responsible, and diverse supply chain:

  • We were again named in the Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25, which acknowledges those companies that provide patients with timely, high-quality, affordable healthcare.
  • Medtronic received the Cvent Connect Conference Savvy Sourcing award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in sourcing.
  • Medtronic was honored as one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council for supporting WBEs in our supply chain and for our commitment to enabling growth and reducing barriers for women-owned businesses.
  • Medtronic received the 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year Award from the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) for demonstrating an unwavering dedication to the WBDC, whose supplier diversity program advances our local WBEs.

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