Our Commitment

Our commitment to improving patient health comes with a responsibility to protect the planet we all share. In 2017, we were the first global MedTech company to set an ambitious target of carbon neutrality in our manufacturing and 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 commits to setting science-based emissions reduction targets that will put us on a path to achieve net-zero emissions across our entire value chain by 2050.



Our Promise

From January 2021, for every four LithoVue™ single-use digital flexible ureteroscopes utilised in EMEA, we will plant one tree in the Boston Scientific forest.



C3 Strategy1

A central component of the company’s carbon neutrality approach is our C3 energy strategy. Global and site teams collaborate across Boston Scientific to meet its objectives.

CUT

CUT

Energy use emissions

CONVERT

CONVERT

The renewable energy sources instead of relying on fossil fuels.

COMPENSATE

COMPENSATE

With carbon credits and offset projects for any remaining unavoidable emissions.

Learn more about Boston Scientific’s sustainability projects.



Interim Goals and Accomplishments1

Environmental Advances to-Date

67% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2009

71% of purchased electricity from renewable sources

94% of solid waste diverted
from landfills



Interim Goals

50% renewable electricity
by 2021
100% renewable electricity
by 2024
90% renewable energy (all sources)
by 2027



LithoVue™ vs. Reusable Ureteroscopes

Data is limited on this topic, however a recent study1 found that the carbon footprint of a single-use and reusable ureteroscope is comparable.

The study shows that the two different ureteroscopes have comparable environmental impacts: the total carbon footprint of each device evaluated compares favourably with other medical equipment and surgical procedures.2

Download the study summary

Learn more about LithoVue™



Boston Scientific Forest

For every four LithoVue ureteroscopes utilised in EMEA, we will plant one tree and grow the Boston Scientific forest.
Protecting the Planet: the Boston Scientific Forest


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