Awards & Recognition

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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.

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Leadership in meaningful innovation - tailored solutions to the most challenging problems that advance the standard of care or address unmet needs.

Forbes Most Innovative Companies (2018)
Boston Scientific named to Forbes' list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 
Top 100 Global Innovators (2017, 2016)
Boston Scientific named a Top 100 Global Innovator by Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters. 
Medical Design Excellence (2017, 2016)
The Dakota™ Nitinol Stone Retrieval Device with OpenSure™ Handle wins gold and the Resolution 360™ Clip wins bronze in the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices category (2017)
The Boston Scientific WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device wins silver in the Implant and Tissue-Replacement Product category and the SpyGlass™ DS Direct Visualization System wins silver in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices category (2016)
Edison Awards (2017, 2016, 2015)
The Boston Scientific LithoVue™ Single-Use Digital Flexible Ureteroscope System wins silver in the Surgical Tools category (2017)
The WATCHMAN™ Device wins silver in Surgical Tools category (2016)
The Boston Scientific Lotus™ Valve System wins silver in the Surgical Tools category (2015)
Good Design Award (2015)
Boston Scientific awarded for design of Interlock 18 Detachable Coil and Direxion HI-FLO Microcatheter
R&D 100 (2015)
The Spyglass™ System wins Analytical/Test category
EHRA Most Innovative Product (2015)
The Boston Scientific EMBLEM™ S-ICD System named Most Innovative Product at EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM
Kerrin Rennie Award for Excellence in Medical Technology (2015)
The Boston Scientific EMBLEM™ S-ICD System wins prestigious Kerrin Rennie Award from the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA)

Corporate & Industry Leadership

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

Forbes list of World's Best Employers (2018)
Boston Scientific named to Forbes’ list of World's Best Employers
Forbes list of Best Employers for Women (2018)
Boston Scientific named to Forbes’ list of America’s 300 best employers for women based on a survey of 40,000 U.S. employees
Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity (2018)
Boston Scientific named to Forbes' list of America's 250 best employers for diversity based on a survey of 30,000 U.S. employees
FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies (2018, 2017, 2016)
Boston Scientific named to FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list
The Barron’s 500 List (2017, 2016)
Boston Scientific ranked #13, rising significantly from #41 in 2016. The Barron’s 500 ranks the largest publicly traded companies on the basis of three equally weighted measures: median three-year return on investment; the change in CFROI in the latest fiscal year, relative to the three-year median; and sales growth in the latest fiscal year
Fortune 500 List (2004-2017)
Fortune 500 companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years
Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers (2017, 2016)
Boston Scientific named to Forbes’ list of America’s 500 best employers based on a survey of 30,000 U.S. employees
Shingo Prize (2016, 2015)
The Boston Scientific Cork plant one of only two companies awarded the Shingo Prize for operational excellence, the organization's top honor. The company’s Maple Grove, MN, site received the Shingo Prize in 2005 and was recognized with the Shingo Silver Medallion in 2014; its Coyol, Costa Rica, facility received the Shingo Bronze Medallion in 2015.
Northface Scoreboard Award for Customer Service (2016)
Boston Scientific awarded for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction and loyalty for the 13th time
Most Meaningful Company to Work For (2015)
Boston Scientific one of the Most Meaningful Company's to Work for in America by Business Insiders
Most Reputable Companies (2015)
Reputation Institute ranks Boston Scientific as one of America's 10 most reputable companies in the healthcare industry
IndustryWeek Best Plant (2017, 2015)
The Boston Scientific facility in Arden Hills, MN awarded for manufacturing excellence in 2017. The Boston Scientific facility in Maple Grove, MN, awarded for manufacturing excellence in 2015.
Manufacturing Leadership Award (2015)
Boston Scientific receives Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Leadership award for creating new and innovative ways to service and support customers

Workplace Leadership

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

Leading Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index Organization (2018)
Boston Scientific Diversity Best Practices (DBP), a division of Working Mother Media, names Boston Scientific as a ‘superior achievement’ organization on their annual Inclusion Index
Glassdoor Employees' Choice Best Places to Work (2018)
Boston Scientific ranked 35th in Glassdoor’s U.S. large company category.  Rankings are based solely on employee reviews
Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (2015 - 2018)
For the fourth consecutive year, Boston Scientific scored 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index for the Human Rights Campaign for LGBTQ Inclusiveness
Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs (2018, 2017)
Chairman and CEO Mike Mahoney named a highest rated CEO on the U.S. Large Company list
Fatherly Top 50 Places to Work for New Dads (2018)
Boston Scientific named among Top 50 best places to work for new dads by Fatherly
Working Mother "100 Best Companies" (2018, 2017)
Boston Scientific is recognized for creating progressive programs in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, childcare and paid parental leave
Secretary of Defense Freedom Award (2017)
Boston Scientific is named a recipient of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
Disability Equality Index (DEI) (2016 - 2018)
Boston Scientific earns a perfect score on the disability equality index for the third year in a row
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Top Supporter (2018, 2017, 2016)
Boston Scientific a top industry supporter of HBCU Engineering schools
Best Companies for Latinas (2015-2018)
For fourth consecutive year, Boston Scientific named among LatinaStyle’s 50 Best Companies for Latinas
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Top 50 STEM Workplaces (2018, 2017)
Boston Scientific selected as a Top 50 Workplace for Native American STEM professionals.
Most Attractive Employer for Engineering and Natural Science (2017, 2016)
Boston Scientific ranked as one of Universum’s Top 100 Most Attractive employers for engineering and natural sciences
Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces (2015-2018)
Dave Thomas Foundation names Boston Scientific among the top 100 adoption friendly workplaces
American Heart Association Fit Friendly Workplace (2007-2017)
For the tenth consecutive year, Boston Scientific earned the recognition of a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association
Great Place To Work in Central America & the Caribbean (2017)
The Boston Scientific sites in Coyol and Heredia, Costa Rica have been awarded the Great Place to Work® accolade for Central America & the Caribbean
Best Employers in Puerto Rico (2016)
The Boston Scientific Dorado site recognized as a Best Employer in Puerto Rico by Aon Hewitt
W Certified Company Dorado (2016)
The Boston Scientific Dorado, PR, facility recognized for inclusion and development of women
Hong Kong Caring Company Award (2016)
The Boston Scientific Hong Kong location awarded by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service for its “Community Care” initiative

Global Citizenship

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

Newsweek’s Top Green Companies (2017, 2016, 2015)
Boston Scientific ranked #16 in Newsweek’s global 2017 Green Rankings report recognizing the greenest companies in the United States, moving up from #21 in 2016 and #29 in 2015
FTSE4 Good Index (2018, 2016)
Boston Scientific certified to the FTSE4 Good Index
Bandera Azul Ecologica Costa Rica (2016, 2015)
The Boston Scientific teams in Coyol and Heredia received the Bandera Azul Ecologica Blue Flag Award recognizing companies seen as sustainability leaders in Costa Rica
Lean and Green Award (2016)
The Boston Scientific Kerkrade, Netherlands Distribution Center recognized by the Dutch Connekt Program with its Lean and Green Award
Environmental Education and Awareness Pakman Award (2015)
The Boston Scientific Galway site recognized with the National Environmental Award in Environmental Education and Awareness
Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation Leader Award (2015)
The Boston Scientific Arden Hills and Maple Grove, MN, sites awarded by Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation
Outstanding Waste Prevention Award (2015)
California Resource Recovery Association awards the Boston Scientific Fremont, CA, site with Outstanding Waste Prevention Award
GRRO International Recycling Recognition (2015)
The Boston Scientific Marlborough, MA, headquarters recognized by Green Reuse and Recycling Organization International (GRRO) for recycling initiative
Kimberly Clark Greenovation Award (2015)
The Boston Scientific Maple Grove, MN, site awarded Kimberly-Clark Chelsea Santucci Greenovation Award