Carbon Footprint
In 2009, Boston Scientific set the goal to reduce GHG emissions by 15 percent within five years. In 2014, we expanded the goal to reduce GHG emissions by 35 percent over 10 years, starting from our 2009 baseline.
What is a Carbon Footprint?
The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).Our annual GHG reductions are equivalent to removing 60,000 from the road.

Energy Use
Reducing our use of on-site and purchased energy is a priority objective of our sustainability program.
We are committed to reducing our annual energy consumption. We have reduced our total energy consumption by nearly 50 million kWhr since 2011.

EM3 - Energy Management Maturity Model
What is an Energy Management Maturity Model?
Tools used to access the level of maturity in an organization.
The main purpose of maturity models is to enable continuous improvement.
We aim to give all BSC sites a roadmap to track and promote progress in energy management.
The EM3 aims to establish where in the 'energy journey' each site is.

% Green Real Estate
BSC deems Green Real Estate to be that which is independently certified by one of the following competent industry leading bodies:
Green Real Estate are properties designed in a way to be healthier, more comfortable, more durable, more energy efficient, and have a smaller environmental footprint than conventional buildings.

Renewable Energy
In 2015, renewable energy accounted for over 26 percent of all BSC electricity consumption
What is a Renewable Energy?
Any naturally occurring, theoretically inexhaustible source of energy, as biomass, solar, wind, tidal, wave, and hydroelectric power, that is not derived from fossil or nuclear fuel.

Cleaner Energy
BSC is dedicated to utilize innovative low-carbon technologies, such as CHP, to more sustainably power our operations.
What is CHP?
Combined Heat & Power (CHP) a.k.a. Co-generation.
The use of a heat engine, or power station, to generate electricity and useful heat at the same time!
CHP is a thermodynamically efficient use of fuel!