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Medtronic Releases 2011 Corporate Citizenship Update

“Innovating for a Better World” Reviews Company’s Economic, Social and Environmental Performance for Fiscal Year 2011
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Press Release
Monday, September 19, 2011 - 11:25am

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS, MN – September 19, 2011 – Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) has released “Innovating for a Better World,” the company’s 2011 Corporate Citizenship Update. Issued as a complement to its comprehensive 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report, the online update provides key metrics and highlights of the company’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 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.
About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (, headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people worldwide. 
Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.