Protecting the Environment

Protecting the Environment

When we challenge our impact on the environment,
we advance ways to protect it.

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Corporate Social Responsibility / Protecting the Environment  

Taking Action for a Healthier World

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At Boston Scientific, we are committed to making measurable contributions to the world we all share, and we believe that leading environmental performance contributes to our competitive strength and benefits our communities, customers, shareholders and employees.

Our focus on improving patient health comes with the responsibility to protect the planet we all share. We are facing unprecedented environmental challenges. In 2017, we set climate action goals to address our energy consumption and carbon output, including achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 in all manufacturing and key distribution sites. We are on track to meet these goals.

The science is clear. Climate change is a threat to the planet and human health. By joining the United Nations Race to Zero and Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, Boston Scientific commits to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative that will put us on a trajectory to achieve net-zero emissions across our entire value chain by 2050.

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Working with sustainability-minded customers, since 2017, we have increased the number of patients reached by 20% globally while reducing our Carbon footprint (Scope 1 and 2)1 by 52% as of 2021.
1Inclusive of all manufacturing and key distribution sites only
71% of global purchased electricity from renewable sources as of 2020
73% of global purchased electricity1 from renewable sources as of 2021.
1Inclusive of all manufacturing and key distribution sites only
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91% solid waste landfill avoidance1
1Inclusive of all manufacturing and key distribution sites only
 
 
Climate Change

Supporting communities through the Boston Scientific Forest

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Caring for our environment is a key priority. In 2020, Boston Scientific EMEA created the Boston Scientific Forest in Kenya. To date, over 20,000 trees have now been planted. As well as protecting the environment, this collaboration also has the potential to deliver social benefits to the farmers and local communities in terms of food resources and economic opportunities.
 
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Our Plan to Make a Difference

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Climate Change

Climate Change

Our changing planet needs problem solvers. By addressing our energy consumption, carbon output and environmental design, we are helping to make measurable progress towards reducing our climate impacts.
Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact

We are all responsible for the consequences of our actions. We strive to minimise the environmental impact of our operations by proactively managing our waste generation and water use.  We carefully examine the materials we use in our products, the resources used to make and transport them, and how we can reduce waste.
 
Our climate change and environmental impact greenhouse gas metrics have been verified by an independent third party.
 
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