Our commitment to improving the lives of patients calls for protecting the planet we all share. That means confronting climate change and challenging ourselves to meet ambitious environmental goals.
Boston Scientific took action for a healthier world by further reducing our environmental impact and working to mitigate material climate risks to the business. We exceeded our target of 50% renewable electricity use by 20211, stayed on course for carbon neutrality in all of our manufacturing and key distribution sites by 20301 and committed to setting science-based targets and reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across our entire value chain by 2050.
We recognize our responsibility to further respond to climate change, and are working towards implementing recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
As of July 29, 2022, the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) approved the Boston Scientific science-based net-zero target and near-and long-term emission reduction targets:
Overall Net-Zero Target
Boston Scientific Corporation commits to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2050 from a 2019 base year.
Multinational U.S. healthcare and equipment supplies company Boston Scientific Corporation commits to reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions 46.2% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. Boston Scientific Corporation also commits to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions from Purchased Goods & Services, Capital Goods, Fuel & Energy-Related Activities, Upstream transportation & Distribution, and Business travel GHG emissions 55% per USD value added within the same timeframe.
Boston Scientific Corporation commits to reduce Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 97% per USD value added, equivalent to 90% absolute reduction, by 2050 from a 2019 base year. Boston Scientific Corporation also commits to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions 97% per USD value added within the same timeframe.
- Inclusive of all manufacturing and key distribution sites only (Scope 1 and 2).
- Reflects adjustments to previously reported figure of 72% renewable electricity in our 2022 Annual Proxy Statement, based on subsequent internal audit.
Explore our progress
Learn more about our environmental sustainability progress in 2021.
Boston Scientific is proud to be recognized for our commitment and responsibility to people and the planet.
All data as of December 31, 2021.