Support of United Nations International Bill of Rights
Commitment on United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Boston Scientific believes that corporations have a responsibility to respect and protect human rights. Boston Scientific supports the UN’s foundational principles of human rights, including the following:
- Boston Scientific respects human rights, seeks to avoid infringing on the human rights of others, and seeks to address adverse human rights impacts with which they are directly involved.
- In order to meet this responsibility, Boston Scientific has policies, procedures and processes appropriate to its size and circumstances that help it fulfill its responsibility to respect human rights and enable the remediation of any adverse human rights impacts caused by Boston Scientific.
Commitment to Local Labor and Sourcing
Human Rights Risk Assessment
Stakeholder Engagement to Verify Human Rights
Grievance Mechanism for Individuals Impacted by Business
Actions Taken on Human Rights Violation
Participation in Human Rights Initiatives
Output of Community Investments
Boston Scientific supports our communities through a combination of charitable giving and volunteerism. As discussed in the Corporate Citizenship, Giving section of the company’s web site, donations and grants are provided to multiple local organizations, with additional detail provided in the Boston Scientific Foundation annual report.
Boston Scientific supports extensive community volunteer activity. As a whole, the company advances major health initiatives through its involvement with the American Heart Association, World Stroke Day, and Pancreatic Cancer Research. At a local level, BSC employees are provided time to participate in volunteer activities to benefit their local communities, ranging from providing specialized housing for those in need, assisting children with special needs, conducting clean-up work in conservation areas, and planting trees in deforested areas. Further discussion of these types of community investments can be found on the Company internet site in the Corporate Citizenship, Community Involvement section and Sustainability section, as well as the 2014 Boston Scientific Global Sustainability Report.
Employee Engagement with Charitable Partners
Amount of Donations/Community Investments
2017 Performance Report
For the first time, we are publishing a combined report on our financial, social and environmental performance as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.Download