Awards & Recognition

Award icons

Boston Scientific is proud to be recognized for our innovations that impact patients' lives, our performance as a company, our workplace culture and our contributions to communities around the world.

Unless otherwise noted, the below reflects awards and recognitions received from 2015 to current.

Award Categories

innovation logo


Leadership in meaningful innovation with medical solutions that advance the standard of care or address unmet needs.


Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics (2017 – 2021)

Medical Design Excellence Awards (2016, 2017, 2019)

LithoVue Empower™ Retrieval Deployment Device (silver) in the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices category; Eluvia™ Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent (bronze) in the Drug-Delivery and Combination Products category (2019)

Dakota™ Nitinol Stone Retrieval Device with OpenSure™ Handle (gold); Resolution 360™ Clip (bronze) in the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices category (2017)

WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device (silver) in the Implant and Tissue-Replacement Product category; SpyGlass™ DS Direct Visualization System (silver) in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices category (2016)

Prix Galien USA Award (2018)

WATCHMAN™ Device named Best Medical Technology

Edison Award (2015 – 2017, 2019, 2020)

Habib™ EndoHPB Bipolar Radiofrequency Catheter (gold) in the Advanced Surgical Instruments subcategory, ORISE™ Gel Submucosal Lifting Agent (silver) in the Medical Innovations subcategory and Tactra™ Malleable Penile Prosthesis (bronze) in the Medical Prosthetics & Prothesis subcategory (2020)

LithoVue Empower™ Retrieval Deployment Device and AXIOS™ Stent (silver), Electrocautery Enhanced Delivery System (bronze) for Best New Products in the Medical or Dental Field category (2019)

LithoVue™ Single-Use Digital Flexible Ureteroscope System (silver) in the Surgical Tools subcategory (2017)

WATCHMAN™ Device (silver) in the Surgical Tools subcategory (2016)

R&D 100 (2015, 2018, 2020)

WATCHMAN FLX™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device (2020)

Orise™ Tissue Retractor System (TRS) named Editor’s Choice (2018)

EMBLEM™ S-ICD System (2015)

Kerrin Rennie Award for Excellence in Medical Technology (2015, 2018)

HeartLogic™ Heart Failure Diagnostic (2018)

EMBLEM™ S-ICD System (2015)


Corporate & Industry Leadership

Leadership and service to global stakeholders that make the company a preferred employer and business partner.


FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies (2016 – 2021)

Ranked #2 in the Medical Products and Equipment industry category (2020)

Forbes Best Employers for Diversity (2018 – 2020)

Forbes World's Best Employers (2018, 2020)

Forbes Best Employers for Women (2018)

FORTUNE 500 (2004 – 2020)

Forbes America’s Best Large Employers (2016, 2017, 2019, 2020)

Ranked #1 in the Health Care Equipment and Services industry (2019)

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Company of the Year (2018)

Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence (2016, 2019, 2020)

Clonmel, Ireland site (2020)

Coyol, Costa Rica site (2019)

Cork, Ireland site (2016)

NorthFace ScoreBoard Award for ‘World Class’ Customer Service (2016, 2018)

Recognized 16 times since the award’s inception

GHX (Global Healthcare Exchange) Millennium Club (2015 – 2018)

GHXcellence Award (2018, 2019)

Excellence in ePayables – Supplier

IndustryWeek Best Plants Award for Manufacturing Excellence (2015, 2017)

Arden Hills, MN site (2017)

Maple Grove, MN site (2015)

worlplace leadership thumbnail image

Workplace Leadership

Leadership in workplace practices that promote an inclusive workplace and enable us to be a globally recognized employer of choice for diverse talent.


Working Mother Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index (2018 – 2020)

Named a Top 10% Inclusion Index Company (2019, 2020)

Culture 500 Culture Champion (2020)
Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators (2020)

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality (2015 – 2021)

Scored 100% for seven consecutive years on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index

Working Mother 100 Best Companies (2017, 2019, 2020)

Working Mother Best Company for Dads (2019, 2020)

Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women (2019, 2020)

NAFE (National Association for Female Executives) Top Companies for Executive Women (2018, 2020)

Secretary of Defense Freedom Award (2017)

Disability Equality Index (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion (2016 – 2020)

Scored 100% for five consecutive years

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) (2019 – 2021)

Top Employers Institute Top Employers, China (2019 – 2021)

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Top 50 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion (2020)

Family Friendly Certified Company, Korea (2019)

Indeed Top 50 Workplaces of the Fortune 500 (2019)

Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Wellness Good Career Company (2020)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Top Supporter (2016 – 2020)

Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Inclusion Index (CII) (2019, 2020)

Named a 5-Star Company for Employment

HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia (2019)

Taiwan and Hong Kong, China sites

Great Place to Work Certified, India (2019, 2020)

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company (2019)

Glassdoor Employees' Choice Best Places to Work (2018, 2019)

Glassdoor Highest Rated CEOs (2017, 2018)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Top 50 Workplaces for Indigenous STEM Professionals  (2017, 2019, 2020)

Universum Most Attractive Employer for Natural Science (2016, 2017, 2019)

Dave Thomas Foundation Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces (2015 – 2020)

American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement (2007 – 2020)

‘Gold Level’ Fit-Friendly recognition (2018)

W Certified Company: Preferred Employer for Women (2016 – 2020)

Dorado, Puerto Rico site recognized as the #1 top company for inclusion and development of women (2020)

global ctitzenship

Global Citizenship

Leadership in environmental, social and economic commitments around the world.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2020)

Forbes America’s Most Just Companies (2020, 2021)

Ranked top 30 on the JUST 100 list by Forbes and JUST Capital (2020)

Newsweek America’s Most Responsible Companies (2020, 2021)

Ranked #48 on this inaugural list by Newsweek and Statista (2020)

Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015

16 key manufacturing and distribution sites

Energy Management System ISO 50001:2018

Coyol and Heredia, Costa Rica and Clonmel, Cork and Galway, Ireland, sites

Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) Certified Buildings

14 buildings with more than 4 million square feet of certified green real estate

FTSE4 Good Index (2016 – 2020)

Recognized for more than 15 years for demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices