SUSTAINABILITY PRIORITIES AND STRATEGIES CITIZENSHIP

SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY TO BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

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Responsibly carrying out our Mission means focusing on the health of the environment and society around us, prioritizing issues, and setting strategies. Corporate sustainability is critical to our business performance, helping us mitigate risk, enhance quality, increase efficiency, and drive innovation globally. That’s why we prioritize sustainability issues that matter most to our business and our stakeholders — keeping our company focused on being a good global corporate citizen.

Foresight is paired with adaptability — essential for navigating today’s fast-changing world — allowing us to respond to emerging sustainability risks and opportunities. Our sustainability priorities and strategies include:

  • Access to Care – We work with health systems around the world, sharing technologies, services, resources, and expertise to remove barriers to affordable treatment of chronic diseases.
  • Product Stewardship – We minimize the life cycle footprint of our products through innovative design.
  • Ethics in Sales and Marketing – We remain a trusted partner through the responsible marketing, communication, and promotion of our products and services.
  • Responsible Supply Management – We collaborate with our supply chain to develop long-term relationships that enhance product quality, promote worker rights, and support small and diverse businesses.
  • Product Quality – We ensure our products and services clearly meet the highest standards of safety and reliability.

Recognizing that sustainability is critical to our business performance, our Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC) guides our companywide approach. Our chief financial officer is the SSC’s executive champion, ensuring a close link between sustainability and economic oversight.


SUSTAINABILITY HIGHLIGHTS FROM FISCAL YEAR 2018

Medtronic was again included in the FTSE4Good Index, as well as the Dow Jones North American Index, and CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.


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