Medela began with a simple vision: 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 continues 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 represented by 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.

Annette Brüls, CEO of Medela “With the full support of the board of directors and Michael Larsson, chairman of the board, we are thrilled to introduce Medela Cares to our employees, customers, and partners to drive global change.” 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 1,800 people worldwide, we are inspired by the passion and commitment of our teams to improve the lives of moms, babies and patients. Fostering an environment that values each member of our team is essential.

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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 environmental stewardship.

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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 – increasing access to breast milk feeding resources, education and products. By partnering with other like-minded organizations globally, we fight maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition.

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Programme updates
Annette Brüls appointed new CEO of Medela

16 Week Parental Leave Program

Medela is now offering 16 weeks paid parental leave for all Medela US employees. Both parents, full and part-time employees, are eligible. We are committed to supporting Medela parents successfully transition back to work after baby.

Annette Brüls appointed new CEO of Medela

Medela Policy on PVC and PVdC

Medela is committed to using chlorine-free polymers in newly developed products and using PVC or PVdC only when their technical properties are strictly necessary for the product performance. We will modify existing products and replace PVC and PVdC with other substances in our components when technically possible.