Climate Change

Climate Change

Energy Management

Boston Scientific is committed to achieving carbon neutrality in manufacturing and key distribution sites by 2030.

This is one of the reasons why we use a global energy management system (GEMS) to help ensure we meet energy reduction and greenhouse gas reduction targets.

This approach guides our work to deliver optimal network energy performance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enable informed decision making on energy investment projects across our diverse regional footprint.

GEMS key performance indicators
Our manufacturing sites located in Clonmel, Cork and Galway, Ireland, generate cleaner energy produced from fossil fuels, based on high-efficiency technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP) in comparison to conventional power generation (gas, oil or coal-fired power stations).
Galway site
Galway
Clonmel site
Clonmel
Cork site
Cork
Kerkrade, European Centre of Operations
Kerkrade, European Centre of Operations

Boston Scientific’s European distribution centre is based in Kerkrade, Netherlands. Here, all our medical products are dispatched to hospitals across the globe.

All of the site’s electrical power is sourced from European wind farms and purchasing carbon compensated natural gas, resulting in net zero carbon for energy use for the site.

Lean and Green Star Program

Lean & Green is Europe’s leading program for sustainable logistics.

The program encourages organisations to achieve a higher level of sustainability by taking measures that not only yield cost savings, but simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

We are pleased that Boston Scientific was recognised as a leader in this program in 2018.
http://lean-green.eu/program/

Clean Energy

Clean energy is produced by renewable energy or from fossil fuels, based on high-efficiency technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP) in comparison to conventional power generation (gas, oil or coal-fired power stations).
In 2017 our three manufacturing sites in Clonmel, Cork and Galway, Ireland, generated 57% of their energy using cleaner technologies, reducing carbon emissions.

Spotlight on: Kerkrade

Spotlight on Kerkrade
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings. In December 2017, our European distribution centre in Kerkrade, Netherlands was awarded the LEED Silver Certification.

The renovation, aligned with our global design guidelines, allows to reduce energy consumption through the use of LED lights, daylight control and presence detection, and provide a safer work environment, thanks to anti-allergic materials. The work spaces encourage formal and informal interaction with a seamless technological experience. The result is a new way of working, that promotes health and wellness.
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