- Medtronic Inc (NYSE:MDT) publishes 2011 Corporate Citizenship Update

The report provides key metrics and highlights of the company's global economic, social & environmental performance during fiscal year 2011
Sep 21, 2011 10:30 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 21, 2011 - Global medical technology company Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) has released the company’s 2011 Corporate Citizenship Update, “Innovating for a Better World” at

Issued as a complement to the company’s comprehensive 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report, the online update provides key metrics and highlights of Medtronic’s global economic, social and environmental performance during fiscal year 2011.

Key fiscal year 2011 citizenship accomplishments include:

- Launch of the HeartRescue Project, by the Medtronic Foundation, and the Medtronic Global NCD Initiative, a collective effort of the Medtronic Foundation and Medtronic, Inc. These signature programs seek to expand access to life-saving treatments and therapies through collaborative, systemic approaches.

- Introduction of the Medtronic Clinical Research Institute, which leverages the company’s size, scale and strengths to generate product performance and clinical outcomes that advance global adoption of therapies and allow Medtronic to treat more patients.

- Membership in the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition and adoption of its code of conduct, which improves working conditions and environmental practices in global electronics supply chains.

- Implementation of EHS Vision 2015, which drives consistent management of environmental impacts across the company’s global facilities, products and supply chain.

A 16-page summary of the online report is also available for download at

Medtronic is a global leader in medical technology. The company employs 45,000 people and markets its products in 120 countries. It was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and has been on Corporate Responsibility magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for the last two years.

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