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Protecting the Environment

Reducing our climate impacts. Making a global commitment.

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Corporate Social Responsibility / Protecting the Environment 

Pursuing Environmental Excellence

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Our commitment to improving patient health comes with a responsibility to protect the planet we all share. As we work to solve healthcare’s toughest challenges, we are taking decisive action to reduce our environmental impacts and achieve carbon neutrality.
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Working with sustainability-minded customers, since 2017, we increased the number of patients reached by 20% while reducing our carbon footprint by 50%
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71% of purchased electricity from renewable sources for 2020
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94% of non-hazardous waste diverted from landfills in 2020

Responding to Climate Change

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Boston Scientific sets ambitious climate change goals, and we are on track to meet our commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in all manufacturing and key distribution sites by 2030. We became the first medical device manufacturer to make such a pledge in 2017. Since the start of 2017, we have reduced our carbon footprint by 50 percent. A central component of the company’s carbon neutrality approach is our C3 energy strategy. Global and site teams collaborate across Boston Scientific to meet its objectives:

      1) Cut energy use
      2) Convert to renewable energy sources instead of relying on fossil fuels
      3) Compensate with carbon credits and offset projects for any remaining unavoidable emissions
 
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Our Plan to Make a Difference

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Climate Change

Climate Change

Our changing planet needs problem solvers. By addressing our energy consumption, carbon output and environmental design, we are helping to make measurable progress towards reducing our climate impacts.
Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact

We are all responsible for the consequences of our actions. We strive to minimize the environmental impact of our operations by proactively managing our waste generation and water use.  We carefully examine the materials we use in our products, the resources used to make and transport them, and how we can reduce waste.
 
Our climate change and environmental impact greenhouse gas metrics have been verified by an independent third party.
 
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