Boston Scientific has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, though it vets suppliers for LGBTQ policies. Boston Scientific funds the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Equality PAC while regularly using its corporate reputation to advance ideological agendas. For these reasons, Boston Scientific receives a "High Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Boston Scientific received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. There is no record of Boston Scientific publicly terminating a business relationship due to political or religious differences.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Boston Scientific engages in donation matching and grantmaking to healthcare-related research and organizations through its Boston Scientific Foundation (1). The Boston Scientific Foundation will not support “evangelizing activities of religious organizations,” indicating that the fund will donate to religious organizations that engage in community work under a separate 501(c)(3) status (2).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Boston Scientific does not protect employees from political viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Boston Scientific is a member of the HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1). Boston Scientific is also a member of the America Competes National Business Coalition for Nondiscrimination (2). Boston Scientific has signed onto multiple HRC agreements opposing state-level LGBTQ legislation (3)(4). Boston Scientific has used its social media platform to “urge Congress” to pass left-wing voting reform legislation (5). In late 2020, Boston Scientific paid for “anti-racism” billboards that bore the company’s name around the city of Boston (6). Boston Scientific is also a member of both CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and CEO Action for Racial Equity, which vocally supports legislative and social left-wing movements (7)(8).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Boston Scientific’s PAC made two donations of $2,500 each to the Equality PAC (1).
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March 28, 2023
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