Protecting the environment

When we challenge our impact on the environment,

We advance ways to protect it

Our Commitment

Our commitment to improving patient health comes with a responsibility to protect the planet we all share. In 2017, we were one of the first global MedTech company to set an ambitious target of carbon neutrality in our manufacturing and key distribution sites by 2030.

In addition to this, we have officially joined the United Nations Race to Zero and Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign.

In doing so, Boston Scientific has set science-based emissions reduction targets that will put us on a path to achieving net-zero emissions across our entire value chain by 2050.

Boston Scientific has achieved an important milestone on our path to net-zero by having our emission reduction targets approved by the SBTi. This accomplishment establishes us as one of the first companies in the MedTech industry to have science-based, verified net-zero scopes 1, 2, and 3 targets under the SBTi Net-Zero Standard.

Find out what Boston Scientific is doing to make the world a better place:

Additional details on the environmental impact of our cardiology products

Our Achievements1

55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
76% of purchased electricity for our manufacturing and key distribution sites is from renewable sources
71% of our real state Is independently certified for energy efficiency
89% landfill avoidance for our solid waste3

Sustainability in Action

Whilst our life-saving products help millions of people worldwide, their production and distribution also have a carbon footprint. We have a responsibility to look for ways to reduce that impact which we do through our C³ Energy Strategy:

C3 energy

QUIZ Time! What does Carbon Footprint mean?

“A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product, and is expressed as a carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 measure of GHG emissions).” We reduced our carbon footprint by 55% since 2017.²

73% of purchased electricity for our manufacturing and key distribution sites is from renewable sources

Contribution of cardiology products to your sustainability goals

Learn how our products can help you achieve your own sustainability goals.


  1. By December 2022.
  2. Scopes 1 & 2 across manufacturing and key distribution sites. Pages 40, 41 Boston Scientific Performance Report 2022. 
  3. Solid waste diverted from landfills. Inclusive of all manufacturing and key distribution sites only. Page 64 Boston Scientific Performance Report.


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