Medtronic is a DiversityInc Top 50 Company for Diversity

Medtronic is a DiversityInc Top 50 Company for Diversity

 May 04, 2022

Medtronic's commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity means zero barriers to opportunity, a future where all employees belong, and a foundation for groundbreaking healthcare innovation. Medtronic strives to be accountable role models for inclusion and diversity.

For the first time, Medtronic places in the Top 10 on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

Employer committed to hiring diverse talent

DiversityInc is a diversity data platform and media ecosystem providing insights, education, solutions, and services for organizations across private, public and social sectors. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America.

Like diversity management itself, the list has evolved significantly and continues to be refined and improved to reflect how rapidly companies are adapting and executing diversity management strategies.

The DiversityInc Top 50 ranking is based on empirical data obtained through organizations filling out the survey. The survey is the most extensive, data-driven analysis gauging detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employers, all in an effort to benchmark organizations’ programs, practices, policies, and outcomes to hire, retain, develop, and promote women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ and veteran employees.

Ensuring equitable career pathways

Medtronic has leaned further into removing barriers and advancing inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) in a more integrated way than ever before. The company accelerated the pace of change with an evolved global strategy, adopted a leader-led accountability model, and enhanced its representation and inclusion goals.

Medtronic broke down barriers through differentiated development opportunities, more equitable career pathways and pay equity achievements.

The company amplified its impact beyond its walls by creating economic opportunities through its global supplier diversity program, engaging in unique partnerships to advance diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and addressing health disparities that have persisted for far too long.

As the global leader in healthcare technology, it is building a future where Medtronic will more fully use all its assets as a company to advance equity in its workplace, industry and communities.

Women represent 50 per cent of its global workforce and hold 41 per cent of global management positions at Medtronic. Ethnically diverse talent currently represents 38 per cent of its U.S. workforce, and hold 25 per cent of leadership positions, significantly surpassing the company's previous goals and demonstrating great progress toward its new goals established in 2021.

Empowered by Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

“Our ability to serve more patients is dependent on bringing diverse thinking to the table and, together, engineering extraordinary solutions. Powered by our Mission and our people, we are more determined than ever to help create a more equitable, healthier world. ID&E empowers us to solve health inequities faster," says Geoff Martha, Medtronic Chairman & CEO. "Systemic socioeconomic, racial, geographic and even generational factors all contribute to a person’s ability — or inability — to achieve good health and reach their full potential as a contributing member of society. Our commitment to ID&E compels us to urgently address barriers to education, diagnosis, and treatment." 

“We are advancing inclusion, diversity, and equity at Medtronic to achieve zero barriers to opportunity. This means we are building a culture where all our people belong, are respected, and feel valued for who they are and what they contribute," says Dr. Sally Saba, Medtronic's Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer. "We are moving faster toward a future where we more fully leverage all our collective strengths — from our Mission to our people, from our buying power to our influence — to remove barriers to equity in our workplace, across healthcare, and within the communities we serve.”

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