Medtronic rises up the Thomson Reuters diversity index

Medtronic rises up the Thomson Reuters diversity index

 March 13, 2019

Through a culture of inclusion, Medtronic is fostering a vibrant, healthy and diverse employee community that truly reflects the world — and in doing so, is gaining important insights to improve human welfare around the globe.

Medtronic has been ranked third on the Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index. This is the third time Medtronic has made the list, jumping ten spots from number 13.

“For more than half a century, the fifth tenet of the Medtronic Mission has called us to respect the dignity and personal worth of all employees,” says Chief Human Resources Officer, Carol Surface.

“This tenet ensures we have an employment framework that inspires continuous development, recognition, and high performance, creating a powerful employee experience where diverse perspectives contribute to our shared Mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life.”

Thomson Reuters looked at more than 7,000 companies and assessed them against four main pillars: Diversity, Inclusion, People Development, and Controversies. Efforts related to women in leadership roles, employees with disabilities, training and skills development, and employee satisfaction are all considered in the ranking process.

“The fact that we were ranked third on the 2018 Thomson Reuters list is a testament to how we are fostering a culture of inclusion, igniting confidence and building a sense of community so that all our employees can grow and thrive,” says Sophia Khan, Sr. Director, Global Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement at Medtronic.

A global commitment

The company’s commitment to advance inclusion and diversity comes to life globally through:

Top-down leadership accountability and company-wide goals and metrics to drive progress. Recruiting and professional development programs that invest in the growth of diverse employees to help accelerate careers; and growing an inclusive culture through 115 employee resource groups and diversity networks in 60 countries.

“We know that greater diversity inherently drives better decisions — different perspectives enable us to see challenges and solutions from new angles. It’s not only our employees and business that benefit, a stronger and united Medtronic means we’re continuing to drive innovation and devise powerful solutions that help our partners deliver better patient outcomes and contribute to human welfare,” adds Khan.

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