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DUBLIN, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, has been named one of America’s most JUST companies, ranking 29th overall on the ‘Forbes JUST 100’ list for 2021 and first in its industry category of Healthcare Equipment and Services. This placement recognizes companies doing right by all their stakeholders – workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders – as defined by the American public.
Notable contributions that improved Medtronic’s overall ranking and outperformance against peers on the JUST 100 list include:
The company’s global response to COVID-19.
The company’s focus on putting employees first by advancing inclusion, diversity and equity; paying a fair, livable wage; investing in training and workforce safety; and upholding basic human rights across its supply chain.
Meeting an Unprecedented Challenge with an Unprecedented ResponseUsing its mission as a roadmap, Medtronic mobilized to quickly respond to the pandemic with a focus on patients, customers and employees. To increase global access to ventilators, the company increased production fivefold and took the unprecedented step of publishing open-source design specifications for its portable, compact ventilator, in essence giving away the designs for free. The company provided vital products and therapies, turned competitors into collaborators, and kept employees and …
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