Three Boston Scientific employees wearing matching volunteer shirts shovel dirt  into a wheelbarrow together.

Protecting the environment

When we challenge our impact on the environment, we advance ways to protect it.

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. 

2021 highlights

Boston Scientific took action for a healthier world by further reducing our environmental impact, addressing supply chain sustainability 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 2030 and committed to setting science-based targets and reaching net-zero carbon 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).

“Across our operations, we use science and innovation to create a sustainable and flexible footprint that accommodates change, supports productivity and protects the environment.”

 – Paul Donhauser, Vice President, Global Real Estate, Facilities, Environment, Health and Safety

Our priorities

  1. Inclusive of all manufacturing and key distribution sites only.
  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.

Our awards

Boston Scientific is proud to be recognized for our commitment and responsibility to people and the planet. 

All data as of December 31, 2021.