In 2007, Boston Scientific was pleased to receive the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year” award and is proud to be the recipient of the 2008 “Green Business Award.” Boston Scientific is committed to making more possible in the communities where we live and work. We make this commitment real by supporting global, national and local health and education initiatives, striving to improve patient advocacy, adhering to strong ethical standards that deliver on our commitments, and minimizing our impact on the environment.
Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. Our Marlborough facility sits on approximately 100 acres of green space, an idyllic environment for the more than 750 employees who work at the site. From 2004 to 2005 the site underwent an extensive renovation that earned a “Green Building” rating from LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in recognition of our stewardship of the environment through the deployment of an intelligent energy efficient Building Management System (BMS). Some of the unique aspects of our BMS include intelligent heating and cooling geared toward minimizing energy use while contributing to the efficiency of the business. The building also features low-flow or no-flow water-use devices, white reflective roofing to reduce the work load of our air conditioning system, and a carefully designed storm water run-off system to protect surrounding wet lands and a nearby reservoir.
Boston Scientific is also a leader in managing our waste through our recycling program. Our Marlborough site alone achieved a 44 percent recycling rate in 2008 resulting in the recycling of 123 tons of paper, cardboard, wood, metal and plastic.
In line with our corporate mission to help clinicians improve patients’ lives through medical innovation, Boston Scientific Foundation funds non-profit organizations in the communities where we live and work throughout the United States. The Boston Scientific Foundation focuses its support towards national and local charitable efforts committed to improving access to quality healthcare and educational opportunities for the underserved. We are committed to helping address achievement gaps in math and science by supporting a variety of educational programs. By dedicating time, expertise and financial resources to our local communities, we are helping to improve health and educational opportunities for those in need.
Boston Scientific employees also volunteer throughout our community. Whether it be a neighborhood clean up inspired by Earth Day or the Adopt-a-Space initiative − where flowers and landscaping are donated to beautify and enhance green space in the city − our employees dedicate hours of hard work through volunteerism.
Our Commitment to excellence extends well beyond our customers, employees and shareholders, to include our communities and an active stewardship of our environment. We look forward to continued involvement with the City of Marlborough.
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