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Medtronic LABS Reimagines Community Healthcare Through Collaborations

From Kenya to New Jersey, when it comes to healthcare, local is global
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Mary has long struggled with high blood pressure, but the 52-year-old has found support since Medtronic LABS began programming in her community in Kenya.

An independent non-profit organization funded by Medtronic, Medtronic LABS is dedicated to creating technology-powered healthcare solutions to accelerate patient access for disadvantaged communities around the world.

Engineering Impact: Our Ongoing COVID-19 Response

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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COVID-19 spurred collaboration and inspired us to reach new levels of innovation. We moved quickly and decisively, in partnership with the Medtronic Foundation, to lessen the impact of the pandemic on our employees, patients, and healthcare professionals, and global communities. An overview of our key actions follows, with more details about our pandemic response included throughout this report.

Employees and their families

Engineering Impact: Data Privacy and Security

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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By investing in information security, product security, and data privacy, we comply with regulations, build investor confidence, retain customer trust, and respect patients.

Engineering Impact: Product Quality and Safety

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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Our business success and growth of our financial capital depend upon our ability to provide safe and effective products and services. By paying close attention to product quality, we build and maintain trust with our key stakeholders and uphold our reputation with patients and healthcare professionals.

The quality, safety, and reliability of our products are essential to the well-being of patients receiving our treatments and vital to delivering on our Mission. We never compromise on quality, and we monitor it throughout every stage of our value chain.

Engineering Impact: Philanthropy

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation partner to improve lives and address inequities. Our philanthropic activities build trust and social capital with local, national, and international organizations, and we leverage the power of our human capital through employee volunteering and giving.

How Medtronic LABS Is Expanding Healthcare to Patients Around the World

Medtronic LABS is expanding healthcare to patients battling non-communicable diseases in disadvantaged communities around the world
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No one ever wants to be so sick that they need hospital care. And yet, it took a trip to the hospital for 65-year-old “Kwasi” to finally get the care he needed for his diabetes and hypertension. While there, he was enrolled in a Medtronic LABS program that provides virtual care to patients in isolated areas of Kenya and Ghana. Now, when Kwasi checks his glucose and blood pressure, those readings are digitally relayed to his doctor, keeping him connected to his care. With his diabetes and hypertension under control, a healthy Kwasi says that checking his vital signs makes him happy.

Engineering Impact: Global Healthcare Access

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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We are committed to improving access to vital treatments that deliver better clinical, economic, and societal outcomes. By expanding our range of products and services, as well as access to them, we maintain and enhance our financial, intellectual, and social capital.

As we engineer extraordinary medical discoveries, we also develop new ways to expand their reach. These innovations transform standards of quality care, drive economic value, and dismantle structural and social barriers to health equity.

Technology innovation

Medtronic Honored for Supporting Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers awards Medtronic and Engineering Director Jim Borowick for ongoing contributions to diversity and inclusion
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Inclusion, diversity, and equity (ID&E) are not programs at Medtronic. Instead, ID&E are values that are central to the company’s identity and workplace.

Engineering Impact: Reducing Our Footprint

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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Reducing our environmental footprint and using resources responsibly helps preserve precious natural capital, reduces our operating costs, and maintains positive relationships with our stakeholders.

We are committed to implementing policies and responsible practices to minimize operational impacts on the environment and play our part in safeguarding the planet. Guided by our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Policy, we focus on using resources responsibly and reducing the energy, emissions, water, and waste footprints of our operations.

Engineering Impact: Product stewardship

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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Our increasing focus on product stewardship helps us preserve financial, social, and natural resources. We prioritize patient safety while reducing the environmental impacts of our products and packaging. This approach helps us address current and emerging regulations and maintain customer satisfaction.

We are experiencing shifting demand toward more sustainable products and packaging as stakeholders examine the global environmental impacts of a product’s full life cycle. Because

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