HUMAN RIGHTS

Medtronic’s Mission  guides our Global Human Rights Program including:

  • Tenet 1: Contributing to Human Welfare
  • Tenet 5: Recognizing the personal worth of all employees
  • Tenet 6: To maintain good citizenship as a company

HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR STANDARDS

We expect all Medtronic personnel and suppliers to respect internationally-recognized human rights consistent with our policy.

20% of our workforce is represented by trade unions or works councils.

HARASSMENT

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment, including freedom from harassment and discrimination of any kind. We maintain a strict policy that prohibits harassment or any discriminatory practice based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, military or veteran status, age disability (whether physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is essential to our Mission. Working in a vibrant and innovative workplace — where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are invited and encouraged — gives every employee the inspiration, motivation, and purpose to lead the transformation in healthcare. A stronger and united Medtronic means we’re continuing to drive innovation and create powerful solutions that help our partners deliver better patient outcomes and contribute to human welfare.

CHILD LABOR

We do not allow child labor in our operations. Child refers to any person under the minimum legal age for employment under applicable law where the work is performed and, as applicable, the type of work being performed.

FORCED LABOR

We will not use or engage in any form of coerced, bonded, indentured, or prison labor. All work will be voluntary, and employees will be free to leave or terminate their employment without fear of physical, psychological, sexual, or verbal abuse. Medtronic prohibits the use of slavery and human trafficking in Medtronic facilities and by suppliers in Medtronic’s supply chain.

WORKING CONDITIONS

We are committed to a safe, healthy work environment that is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. All Medtronic personnel are expected to demonstrate a proactive, cooperative attitude toward issues of health and safety throughout the company.