Corprate Bias Ratings
Boston Scientific vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Boston Scientific is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and pledged $3.5 million to BLM and related causes. Boston Scientific supports the Equality Act and regularly uses its corporate reputation to advance gender ideology. The company's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and the CEO Action for Racial Equity pledge. Boston Scientific has donated and lobbied for the Equality PAC. The company discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. 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 Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Boston Scientific signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act and is a member of America Competes National Business Coalition for Nondiscrimination (1)(2). Boston Scientific was part of the Freedom for All Americans coalition, which advocated for federal legislation to overrule state laws designed to protect girls’ sports and similar laws (3). The company signed statements in opposition to state-level anti-LGBTQ legislation and used its social media platform to “urge Congress” to pass left-wing voting reform legislation (4)(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’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (7) The company’s CEO also signed the CEO Action for Racial Equity, which supports legislative and social left-wing movements (8).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Boston Scientific has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Boston Scientific has pledged $3.5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (3)(4). Boston Scientific is a bronze partner of the HRC (5). Boston Scientific sponsors company-wide Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation events and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (6)(7).
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November 28, 2023
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