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Creating value responsibly

When we challenge ourselves to innovate with integrity, we advance our contributions as global corporate citizens.

At Boston Scientific, our teams are guided by strong ethics, core values and respect for human life. We make products people trust and work together across our global supply chain to deliver solutions that change and save lives.

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Our priorities

2022 highlights

The company took new steps to safeguard data privacy and ensure ethical practices throughout our operations. Through ramped-up risk profiling, we protected our business from unforeseen events and delivered our devices to more providers and patients than ever before.

~37 million

products delivered in 2022

10,000+ hours

of sales and marketing compliance training for customer-facing employees


of all employees have completed Code of Conduct training

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Advancing ideal product flow to make greater impact

Millions of patients rely on our life-changing technologies each year— which is why our end-to-end global supply chain organization is supported by an agile network adept at aligning our business operations and environmental, social and governance priorities, while ensuring we deliver products with integrity and accountability.

We began a new process for end-to-end product flow that improves how our products are sourced, manufactured, packaged, shipped and distributed. These changes are expected to increase direct shipping to destination regions to about 90% and significantly reduce supply chain costs by 2026. These results will in part come from postponing product packaging until the product’s destination is determined, then including only the requisite printed materials to reduce packaging waste and shipping weight. In addition, we are optimizing shipping routes and, when feasible, transporting freight by sea rather than air to produce fewer emissions. This approach enables us to meet the growing demand for our products and reliably deliver them to our customers and their patients, while making our supply chain more sustainable.

“Our supply chain is uniquely positioned to deliver life changing products to our customers, while also continuing to have a positive impact on our carbon footprint. We challenge and empower our teams to make responsible decisions – the result is continuous change that makes sense for our business and the world around us. ”

– Paudie O'Connor, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain

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Explore our progress

Learn more about corporate governance at Boston Scientific.

Our awards

Boston Scientific is proud to be recognized for our corporate responsibility.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America

2020, 2022


World’s Most Admired Companies


JUST Capital and CNBC’s

America’s Most JUST Companies


All data as of December 31, 2022 unless otherwise noted.