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Playing our part: combating racism


At Boston Scientific, we are in the business of advancing science for life – for people of every background, color and creed. Our commitment to upholding our values includes confronting racism and intolerance.

Our work focuses on five pillars that are intended to:

  • Create a deeper awareness of racism and its impact on communities.
  • Advocate for anti-racist policies and practices that support equality and inclusion.
  • Empower key partners to take action in the fight against racism.

Since 2020, we’ve progressed our $3.5M multiyear commitment through strategic collaborations aimed at combatting inequity, systemic racism and social injustice in our communities. 

Our multiyear strategy combats racism across five pillars

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Organizations supported through volunteerism and charitable giving

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Economic empowerment

Accelerate the development of Black-owned businesses

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Educate and create professional opportunities for Black Youth

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Health care

Address health care disparities in the community

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Government / policies

Advocate for change

Our actions

Collaborating with our communities

  • Achieve Twin Cities
  • Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
  • Campaign Legal Center
  • Career Communications Group, Inc.
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
  • Diversity Alliance for Science
  • Faith & Politics Institute
  • Gener8tor
  • Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
  • Inner-City Arts
  • Jarrod Michael Lockett Foundation
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering 
  • Nexus Community Partners
  • National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
  • Neighborhood Justice Center, Inc.
  • People’s Century
  • The Divine Nine
  • The Family Van
  • The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • The Memorial Foundation
  • The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund

Accelerating our DE&I progress

Our combating racism strategy complements our internal diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) programs, which encompass long-standing initiatives to prevent and address discrimination and racism in our workplace.

As we make progress on our strategy, we will share our results and assess how to further expand this work. It is critical that we do our part to create a better future for all.

Learn more about our DE&I activities