Corporate Responsibility

Many people depend on us: patients and their families, employees, medical partners, payers, regulatory agencies, and our communities. We value their trust and work hard to foster a culture of responsibility and civility to maintain that trust.

New employees are indoctrinated into this culture early, with Code of Conduct training at orientation. We also set expectations internally through business conduct standards, political contribution policies, and a charitable donations registry to keep our relationship with medical professionals transparent.

Medtronic Ireland is committed to ensuring environmental sustainability and continues to strive toward making substantial advances in this area. The Galway facility makes significant efforts to drive sustainability by using certification to IS393 Energy Management System standards to focus our efforts on reducing energy usage and using more environmentally friendly energy sources.

In 1997 the Environmental Protection Agency issued an ‘Integrated Pollution Control Licence’ to the Galway facility. This integrated licence governs all site activities including air and water, emissions, energy usage, noise and waste management and has laid the foundation of our Environmental Management system. In 2005, the Galway facility obtained independent certification to ISO14001 Environmental Management System Standard by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

Health and Safety

In 2007 Medtronic in Galway was certified to OHSAS18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standards. By having a formal management system we can drive continuous improvement in our standards and practices by providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees.

Corporate Responsibility Report


The Medtronic 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report (pdf)

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About this Report
This report describes the corporate responsibility programs and performance of Medtronic, Inc., during fiscal year 2008. Our goal for this inaugural report is to provide an accurate account of economic, social and environmental performance in the areas that are most relevant to our business and stakeholders.

We encourage stakeholder feedback to assess the usefulness of this report and to provide suggestions regarding the content of future reports. To provide feedback or request additional information about this report, please email


Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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