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

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

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

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

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

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

Engineering Impact: Climate Risk and Resilience

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report

By understanding how the climate crisis can affect our business, we can mitigate our risk, reduce business disruption, safeguard our financial capital, and improve our resilience.

The climate crisis is one of the world’s biggest challenges, with significant implications for individuals, communities, organizations, and the natural environment. We are working to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and understand and improve our climate resilience across our business footprint.

Assessing climate risks

New Program Invests in Hispanic and Latino STEM Students

Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation launch scholarship, internship, and mentorship program aims to remove barriers for Hispanic and Latino students.

Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation are partnering with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to launch a new college program that aims to remove barriers for Hispanic and Latino students studying STEM. Together, they are committing more than $3 million over the next four years for scholarships, internships, and mentorship opportunities for qualified SHPE students.

Medtronic Announces 2045 Net Zero Emissions Ambition to Combat Climate Change

The new ambition builds on the company's existing goal of reaching carbon neutrality in its operations by FY30
Press Release

DUBLIN, November 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic, a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced its ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by fiscal year (FY) 2045 across its operations and value chain (scopes 1, 2, and 3) to accelerate efforts to combat climate change. The announcement comes during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), where world leaders are focusing on collectively cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.

Engineering Impact: Employee Stories

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report

Our business success and impact on society stems from our 90,000+ passionate employees — each with a relentless drive to help others and fulfill the Medtronic Mission. Hear from employees leading the charge to advance positive impact.

Expanding opportunities for diverse suppliers

John Taylor, Senior Director of Supplier Outreach, sums up the importance of supplier diversity. “This is a business imperative because supplier diversity drives better business results.”

Engineering Impact: Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report

ID&E accelerates our competitiveness, financial strength, talent acquisition, innovation, and social impact. Through steadfast commitment, ownership, and accountability, we gain a strategic advantage to compete and win in the marketplace through smarter teams, higher engagement, and elevated performance. Our unwavering commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity (ID&E) means we strive toward zero barriers to opportunity within Medtronic.


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