Engineering Impact: Product Quality and Safety

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report

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.

How Does Herbalife Nutrition Make Its Products? It Starts with Quality Ingredients

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Quality is at the heart of everything Herbalife Nutrition does. From sourcing the ingredients to the final package, their products go through numerous checks, including quality assurance, safety, science, regulatory, sensory, and label design. This is their Seed to Feed commitment to ensuring the highest quality and effectiveness of all Herbalife Nutrition products.

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by Alina Donets, lead portfolio manager and a Vice President with Allianz Global Investors 

INFOGRAPHIC: Food Safety and Quality at Smithfield Foods

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Learn more about Smithfield Foods’ industry-leading approach producing safe, high-quality foods in the Food Safety and Quality section of Smithfield’s 2017 Sustainability Report, including the company’s innovative new products and millions invested in facility upgrades.

Smithfield Foods Releases Latest Section of 2017 Sustainability Report, Shares New Programs and Companywide Commitment to Food Safety and Quality

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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. released the Food Safety and Quality section of its 2017 Sustainability Report, which provides robust information about the company’s leading approach to producing safe, high-quality products. This section focuses on programs and achievements that underscore a culture of food safety, and highlights new product offerings that reflect Smithfield’s transformation into a world-class consumer packaged goods and protein company. 

Sodexo and the University of Ottawa Make Sense of Seniors’ Quality of Life

New audit tool paired with real-world solutions gathered by researchers helps long-term care communities create “sense-sensitive” environments for seniors with hearing, vision, smell, taste and touch impairments
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LONDON, October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in quality of life services, and the University of Ottawa Life Research Institute today released the first comprehensive study of how the five senses impact quality of life for those living in long-term care communities. All five senses can diminish as we age, and “How and Why the Five Sense Matter for Quality of Life: A Guide for Long-Term Care Communities” reveals the importance of understanding sensory impairments when creating environments for seniors, whether at-home or in a long-term care community.

Carnival Cruise Line Named 'Most Trusted Cruise Line in America' by Reader's Digest for the Second Year in a Row

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MIAMIOctober 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- For the second consecutive year, Carnival Cruise Line has been named Most Trusted Cruise Line in America by Reader's Digest. 

The award is based on a poll of more than 5,000 Americans nationwide who were asked to rate products they trust across 40 different categories in areas such as quality, value, and reliability. Carnival received more votes than any other cruise line. The awards are featured in the October issue of Reader's Digest.

AIAG 2016 Quality Summit

Surviving and Thriving Through Industry Transformation


The AIAG 2016 Quality Summit, "Surviving and Thriving Through Industry Transformation", will be focused on helping organizations - from global OEM's, to mega-sized system suppliers, to sub-tier parts, materials, and service providers - adapt their systems and prepare their personnel to not only survive, but thrive and excel, during the transformation of the automotive industry.

Volkswagen Scandal Puts Regulators on High Alert

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NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind says Volkswagen’s emissions scandal further erodes an essential element of trust between the U.S. regulator and automakers, underscoring a new protocol where government agencies must be more proactive and question every bit of information the industry provides regarding safety, fuel economy and emissions.

Built In Quality

Achieving a 50% reduction in injury frequency in Victoria, TX

Steven Rodriguez, team lead in Victoria, Texas, uses BIQ methodology to trace defects back to their root cause and works to eliminate them. Reducing the need to address defects through out-of-process rework also decreases the risk of injury. The Victoria facility has had about a 50 percent decrease in recordable injury frequency (RIF), or safety injuries, from 2013 to 2014.

Read more in the 2014 Sustainability Report.


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