Medtronic Recognized as a Sustainability Leader

DUBLIN – September 8, 2016 – Medtronic plc (MDT) was recognized today as one of the world`s leading companies for sustainability with its ranking on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America) for the ninth consecutive year.  DJSI North America analyzes companies on a variety of sustainability criteria, including economic performance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. This adds to the recognition Medtronic received earlier this year through its continued inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series.

Medtronic is committed to advancing sustainability by strategically focusing on issues identified as most material to long-term success, including access to healthcare, product quality and patient safety, ethical business practices, responsible supply management, employee engagement and development, human rights, and environmental stewardship.

“We are honored to once again be recognized as a global leader in environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives.  Strong and sustainable ESG practices and our efforts to address chronic disease are important drivers of delivering long-term consistent growth for all of our stakeholders,” said Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman and CEO.  “We are pleased to be recognized for these efforts by our inclusion on the DJSI North America Index.”

As part of the company`s sustainability commitment to expand access to care worldwide, Medtronic leverages global partnerships that allow us to scale our impact and connect more patients with the care they need.

For information about Medtronic`s comprehensive sustainability efforts, please visit and access our Integrated Performance Report.

Medtronic also continues to be recognized by the FTSE4Good Index and Corporate Responsibility Magazine`s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, both announced earlier this year. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practices. More information can be found at .

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. More information about the DJSI can be found at

About Medtronic

Medtronic plc (, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world`s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 88,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.

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.



Fernando Vivanco
Public Relations

Ryan Weispfenning
Investor Relations

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Source: Medtronic plc via GlobeNewswire


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