Medela began with a simple vision: that by combining innovation, technology, and people dedicated to a mission, we could make a difference. As a leading medical device company for nearly 60 years, that belief holds strong today and is guided by our destiny statement, anchored by our company’s core behaviors, and reflected in the actions of our employees and partners.

Over the decades, Medela has become a global company represented by 21 subsidiaries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australia, and is present in 100 countries around the world through an independent distribution network. As we have grown as a company and expanded globally so has our desire to make a difference on a global scale.

With the destiny statement created by the Larsson Family serving as our compass, Medela launches its new corporate social responsibility program, Medela Cares, to support the United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined within.

2022 United Nations Global Compact Communication of Progress

Access our full 2022 United Nations Global Compact Communications on Progress report here, outlining our Medela Cares program and the initiatives to support the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Annette Brüls, CEO of Medela “With the full support of the board of directors and Michael Larsson, Chairman of the Board, we are proud to submit our first communication of progress report (CoP) to the U.N. Global Compact.” Read More

Our three pillars

In alignment with the United Nations Global Compact,  Medela Cares, our corporate social responsibility program, is focused on where we can have the greatest impact and aligned with our business priorities. The global topics of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption are synthesized into three pillars of our commitment.


As an international organization employing more than 1,500 people worldwide, we are inspired by the passion and commitment of our teams to improve the lives of moms, babies, and patients. We foster an environment that values each member of our team as essential through initiatives like our return to work program, which supports Medela parents as they transition back to work after baby – and 16 weeks of paid parental leave for all U.S. employees.

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As stewards of our planet and leaders in our industry, we recognize the effect our work has on the world around us and the importance of innovation with a focus on sustainability and minimizing environmental impact.

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At Medela, our mission is to improve the lives of moms, babies, and patients through our technologies and services. We are committed to supporting parents along their journey by eliminating barriers and increasing access to breast milk feeding resources, education, and products globally. By partnering with other like-minded organizations globally and creating an ecosystem of partners to maximize the impact of our activities in alignment with our mission, we continue to fight maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition.

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