Medtronic is a top company for healthy families and communities

Medtronic is a top company for healthy families and communities

 June 08, 2021

Medtronic believes that healthier communities achieve improved education outcomes, create better jobs, and perform more productively and competitively. That's why the company is proud to be highlighted as one of the Top 100 for Healthy Families and Communities by JUST Capital, ranking at position number thirteen.

Identifying companies taking action to address urgent concerns

JUST Capital, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, identifies companies taking action to address the urgent concerns of this moment and setting the bar for supporting their workers, the families they support, and the communities in which they operate. JUST Capital compiled a list of the Top 100 U.S. Companies by evaluating their performance on 10 key issues from its 2021 Rankings, from providing adequate benefits and supporting work-life balance to combating climate change and protecting worker health and safety.

JUST Capital found that, compared with other companies in the Russell 1000, the top 100 performers: 

  • were 3.3 times more likely to provide additional paid sick leave provisions to their employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • were 2.5 times more likely to provide a wage increase for U.S workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • experienced 73% fewer controversies related to the health and environmental impacts of their products and services
  • were 10.4 times more likely to contribute and/or pledge to COVID-19 relief organizations or efforts
  • emitted 25% less Scope 1 and 2 emissions
  • produce, on average, a 14.6 times lower NOx emission intensity
  • were 8.2 times more likely to disclose the racial or ethnic diversity of their board of directors or director nominees
  • outperformed the Russell 1000 benchmark by 4.6% over the trailing year

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