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. 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. 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.
From The Company
In 2021, we leaned further into removing barriers and advancing inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) in a more integrated way than ever before. We accelerated the pace of change with an evolved global strategy, adopted a leader-led accountability model, and enhanced our representation and inclusion goals.
We broke down barriers through differentiated development opportunities, more equitable career pathways and pay equity achievements.
We amplified our impact beyond our walls by creating economic opportunities through our 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, we are building a future where Medtronic will more fully use all its assets as a company to advance equity in our workplace, industry and communities.
Today, women represent 50% of our global workforce and hold 41% of global management positions at Medtronic. Ethnically diverse talent currently represents 38% of our U.S. workforce, and hold 25% of leadership positions, significantly surpassing our previous goals and demonstrating great progress toward our new goals established in 2021.