SEC Filings

MEDTRONIC PLC filed this Form DEFR14A on 10/11/2017
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Sustainability and Citizenship Highlights


A tenet of the Medtronic Mission – to maintain good citizenship as a company – drives a sense of purpose and responsibility to not only deliver the highest-quality products, therapies and services to our patients, but also to support healthy communities in the areas in which we operate.


That is why we embrace our role in creating positive social impact. Our corporate citizenship activities – related to community involvement, philanthropy, and environmental and governance issues – strengthen our contribution to society.


As an integral part of our business strategy, our sustainability efforts improve operational efficiency, reduce our environmental footprint, deepen relationships with customers, and support new business.


We tackle the sustainability issues that are most important to our Company and shareholders. These material issues have the greatest potential to impact our business operations and patients. Addressing and reporting on these issues is critical to the long-term viability of our business.


Access to Care Product Quality Product Stewardship Responsible Sourcing Ethics in Sales and
We work with health systems around the world, sharing technologies, services, resources and expertise to help remove barriers to affordable treatment of chronic diseases. We ensure that our products and services comply with the highest standards of safety and reliability. We minimize the lifecycle footprint of our products and packaging through design innovation. We collaborate with our supply chain to develop long-term, diverse relationships that enhance product quality, worker rights and environmental protection. We are committed to responsible marketing, communications and promotion of our products and services.


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