Awards & Recognition

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Boston Scientific is proud to be recognized for our innovations that impact patients' lives, our performance as a company, our workplace culture and our contributions to communities around the world.

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Leadership in meaningful innovation - tailored solutions to the most challenging problems that advance the standard of care or address unmet needs.

Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies (2018)
Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics (2016, 2017, 2018)

Medical Design Excellence Awards (2016, 2017, 2019)
LithoVue Empower? Retrieval Deployment Device (silver) in the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices category; Eluvia? Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent (bronze) in the Drug-Delivery and Combination Products category (2019)

Dakota? Nitinol Stone Retrieval Device with OpenSure? Handle (gold); Resolution 360? Clip (bronze) in the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices category (2017)

WATCHMAN? Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device (silver) in the Implant and Tissue-Replacement Product category; SpyGlass? DS Direct Visualization System (silver) in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices category (2016)

Prix Galien USA Award (2018)
WATCHMAN? Device named Best Medical Technology

Edison Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
LithoVue Empower? Retrieval Deployment Device and AXIOS? Stent (silver), Electrocautery Enhanced Delivery System (bronze) for Best New Products in the Medical or Dental Field category (2019)

LithoVue? Single-Use Digital Flexible Ureteroscope System (silver) in the Surgical Tools category (2017)

WATCHMAN? Device (silver) in the Surgical Tools category (2016)

R&D 100 (2015, 2018)
Orise? Tissue Retractor System (TRS) named Editor’s Choice (2018)

EMBLEM? S-ICD System (2015)

Kerrin Rennie Award for Excellence in Medical Technology (2015, 2018)
HeartLogic? Heart Failure Diagnostic (2018)

EMBLEM? S-ICD System (2015)


Corporate & Industry Leadership

Leadership and service to global stakeholders that make the company a preferred employer and business partner.

Forbes World's Best Employers (2018)
Forbes Best Employers for Women (2018)
Forbes Best Employers for Diversity (2018)
FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
The Barron’s 500 (2016, 2017)
FORTUNE 500 (2004 – 2019)
Forbes America’s Best Large Employers (2016, 2017, 2019)
Ranked #1 in the Health Care Equipment and Services industry (2019)
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Company of the Year (2018)

Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence (2016, 2019)
Coyol, Costa Rica site (2019)

Cork, Ireland site (2016)

Northface Scoreboard Award for Customer Service (2016)

IndustryWeek Best Plants Award for Manufacturing Excellence (2015, 2017)
Arden Hills, MN site (2017)

Maple Grove, MN site (2015)


Workplace Leadership

Leadership in workplace practices that promote an inclusive workplace and enable us to be an employer of choice for globally diverse talent.

Working Mother Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index (2018)
Glassdoor Employees' Choice Best Places to Work (2018, 2019)
Corporate Equality Index for the Human Rights Campaign for LGBTQ Inclusiveness (2015 – 2019)
Scored 100 percent for five consecutive years
Glassdoor Highest Rated CEOs (2017, 2018)
Fatherly Top 50 Places to Work for New Dads (2018)
Working Mother 100 Best Companies (2017, 2018)
Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women (2019)
Top Companies for Executive Women by NAFE (National Association for Female Executives) (2018)
Secretary of Defense Freedom Award (2017)
Disability Equality Index (DEI) (2016 – 2019)
Scored 100 percent for four consecutive years
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) (2019)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Top Supporter (2016 – 2019)
LATINA Style Best Companies for Latinas (2015 – 2018)
HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia (2019)
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Top 50 STEM Workplaces (2017, 2018)
Universum Most Attractive Employer for Engineering and Natural Science (2016, 2017)
Dave Thomas Foundation Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces (2015 – 2018)
American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement (2007 – 2018)
‘Gold Level’ Fit-Friendly recognition
Great Place To Work in Central America & the Caribbean (2017)
Coyol and Heredia, Costa Rica sites
Best Employers in Puerto Rico by Aon Hewitt (2016)
W Certified Company (2016)
Dorado, Puerto Rico site recognized for inclusion and development of women

Global Citizenship

Leadership in environmental, social and governance commitments around the world.

Top Green Companies by Newsweek (2015 – 2017)
Ranked #16 greenest company in the United States (2017)
FTSE4 Good Index (2016, 2017, 2018)
Bandera Azul Ecologica Costa Rica (2015, 2016, 2018)
Coyol and Heredia teams received the Bandera Azul Ecologica Blue Flag Award recognizing companies seen as sustainability leaders in Costa Rica
Lean and Green Award by Dutch Connekt Program (2015, 2016, 2018)
Kerkrade, Netherlands site achieved the highest level 3rd Star by reducing carbon emissions of outgoing shipments by 90% (2018)
Hong Kong Caring Company Award (2016)

Kimberly Clark Greenovation Award (2015, 2018)
Maple Grove, MN site (2015, 2018)

Dorado, Puerto Rico (2018)

Environmental Management System (ISO) 14001 Certification
15 manufacturing sites certified
Energy Management System (ISO) Certification and Carbon Neutral Certification
Coyol and Heredia, Costa Rica sites
Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) Certified Buildings
13 buildings with nearly 3 million square feet of certified green real estate