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.

Unless otherwise noted, the below reflects awards and recognitions received from 2015 to current.

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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.


Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

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 – 2017, 2019, 2020)

Habib™ EndoHPB Bipolar Radiofrequency Catheter (gold) in the Advanced Surgical Instruments subcategory, ORISE™ Gel Submucosal Lifting Agent (silver) in the Medical Innovations subcategory and Tactra™ Malleable Penile Prosthesis (bronze) in the Medical Prosthetics & Prothesis subcategory (2020)

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 subcategory (2017)

WATCHMAN™ Device (silver) in the Surgical Tools subcategory (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 – 2020)

FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies (2016 – 2021)

Ranked #2 in the Medical Products and Equipment industry category (2020)

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, 2020)

Clonmel, Ireland site (2020)

Coyol, Costa Rica site (2019)

Cork, Ireland site (2016)

NorthFace ScoreBoard Award for ‘World Class’ Customer Service (2016, 2018)

Recognized 16 times since the award’s inception

GHX (Global Healthcare Exchange) Millennium Club (2015 – 2018)

GHXcellence Award (2018, 2019)

Excellence in ePayables – Supplier

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 – 2020)

Named a Top 10% Inclusion Index Company (2019, 2020)

Glassdoor Employees' Choice Best Places to Work (2018, 2019)

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality (2015 – 2020)

Scored 100% for six consecutive years on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index

Glassdoor Highest Rated CEOs (2017, 2018)

Working Mother 100 Best Companies (2017, 2019)

Working Mother Best Company for Dads (2019)

Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women (2019)

NAFE (National Association for Female Executives) Top Companies for Executive Women (2018, 2020)

Secretary of Defense Freedom Award (2017)

Disability Equality Index (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion (2016 – 2020)

Scored 100% for five consecutive years

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) (2019, 2020)

Family Friendly Certified Company, Korea (2019)

Indeed Top 50 Workplaces of the Fortune 500 (2019)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Top Supporter (2016 – 2020)

Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Inclusion Index (CII) (2019)

Named a 5-Star Company for Employment

LATINA Style Best Companies for Latinas (2015 – 2019)

HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia (2019)

Our Taiwan and Hong Kong, China sites

Great Place to Work Certified, India (2019)

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company (2019)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Top 50 STEM Workplaces (2017, 2019)

Universum Most Attractive Employer for Natural Science (2016, 2017, 2019)

Dave Thomas Foundation Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces (2015 – 2019)

American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement (2007 – 2019)

‘Gold Level’ Fit-Friendly recognition (2018)

Great Place To Work Best Workplaces in Central America & the Caribbean (2017)

Coyol and Heredia, Costa Rica sites

W Certified Company: Preferred Employer for Women (2016 – 2019)

Dorado, Puerto Rico site recognized as the #2 top company for inclusion and development of women


Global Citizenship

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


Forbes America’s Most JUST Companies (2020)

Ranked top 30 on the JUST 100 list by Forbes and JUST Capital

Newsweek America’s Most Responsible Companies (2020)

Ranked #48 on this inaugural list by Newsweek and Statista

Newsweek Top Green Companies (2015 – 2017)

Ranked #16 greenest company in the United States (2017)

FTSE4 Good Index (2016 – 2019)

Recognized for more than 15 years for demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices

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, 2017)

Kimberly Clark Greenovation Award (2015, 2018)

Maple Grove, MN site (2015, 2018)

Dorado, Puerto Rico (2018)

3rd Lean & Green Star (2018, 2019)

Kerkrade, Netherlands site was one of only nine companies in Europe recognized for carbon emissions reduction

Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015

16 manufacturing sites certified

Energy Management System ISO 50001:2018

Coyol and Heredia, Costa Rica and Clonmel, Cork and Galway, Ireland, sites

Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) Certified Buildings

14 buildings with more than 4 million square feet of certified green real estate