Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) at Boston Scientific means fostering an environment where all employees can work together to advance science for life. We want people of all cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, backgrounds, experiences, orientations and beliefs to feel they belong so they can be engaged and empowered to share new ideas and diverse perspectives. This is essential to our values-driven culture, our focus on innovation, equality, and enabling our people to develop and advance their careers. When people can bring their authentic selves to work, it leads to our greatest breakthroughs for patients around the world.
Our commitment to DE&I also extends to our external activities. We’re advocating for health equity, engaging employees in the communities we serve and making meaningful contributions to create a more inclusive society.
Message from our Chairman & CEO
– Mike Mahoney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Taking action to drive meaningful change
We’re playing our part to combat racism
The only acceptable trajectory is up
|We set goals to improve our workplace gender and multicultural diversity—with a special focus on our supervisor and manager level employees, where impact can flow both upstream and downstream.
Making meaningful progress toward our goals
|We’re working hard to achieve our 3Up by 2023 goals.
See the progress we’ve made as of December 31, 2021.
|See our current workplace demographics|
How we’ll get there
Inclusive hiring practices
We continually assess our hiring materials and practices, including our focus on diverse slates to provide rich pools of candidates with the opportunity to compete for open roles.
Collaborating for change
We are proud to partner with leading organizations and institutions that promote and support the development of talent from underrepresented groups. Learn more
Recruiting with purpose
We identify, participate in and sponsor recruitment events focused on diversity, including those for individuals with disabilities, military talent, LGBTQ+ individuals and more.
Career growth programs
We offer a range of development and advancement opportunities for all employees, including mentorship, sponsorship and leadership development programs for women and multicultural employees.
Embedding inclusive behaviors
Everyone can contribute to the betterment of our workplace and communities. We require all employees to complete unconscious bias training and encourage them to set their own inclusion and engagement goals. Employees can also take our Anti-Racism & Cultural History (ARCH) curriculum to develop skills to recognize and address systemic racism, bias and prejudice.
Developing leaders as inclusion champions
Our leaders play an important role in coaching and creating a safe and equitable workplace for their teams. Leaders must complete diversity, equity and inclusion training to raise awareness about important issues and challenges—including systemic racism and potential bias—to better support our evolving global workforce. And as part of our evaluation process when hiring or promoting senior leaders, we consider how candidates have demonstrated inclusive behaviors.
Inclusive employee resource groups (ERGs)
Our ERGs foster thriving communities to help our employees connect and succeed. Learn more
Equal pay for equal work
Equal work demands equal pay. See how we evaluate and achieve pay equity. Learn more
Supporting working parents
We’ve been recognized as a “Best Company for Dads” and one of the “100 Best Companies” by Seramount. Learn more
Culture of health & well-being
We offer inclusive policies, benefits and programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Learn more
Employee listening and retention research
We actively seek employee feedback, create opportunities for candid dialogue and look to data and trends to continually improve the retention of our talent.
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