Boston Scientific was included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. This year’s index includes 230 companies selected from 10 sectors that are headquartered across 36 countries and regions. Collectively, these firms have a combined market capitalization of USD $9 trillion and employ more than 15 million people, of which 7 million are women, around the world. This is the first time Boston Scientific has participated in the survey and subsequently named to the GEI.
Additionally, Boston Scientific was recently named to the Forbes list of 2019 Best Employers for Diversity for a second year in a row.
These recent recognitions demonstrate how our company is working to accelerate meaningful progress toward our diversity goals. Hear from Wendy Carruthers, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, on why diversity is important to our innovation process:
Hear more from Wendy Carruthers, senior vice president, Human Resources on our diversity and inclusion journey here.
Please visit our website to learn more about our diversity goals and progress.
Bloomberg GEI Methodology
Using a standardized reporting framework, Bloomberg offers public companies with a security listed on a U.S. exchange and a market capitalization of USD $1 billion or greater the opportunity to disclose information on how they promote gender equality across four separate areas – company statistics, policies, community engagement and products and services. Reporting companies that score above a globally-established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies, are included in the GEI. Demand for products and services using ESG data has seen a significant increase over the last years, as a growing number of investors are looking to incorporate environmental, social and governance data into their investment decisions. Currently only 10% of eligible companies are disclosing their workplace gender policies and practices.
For more information on the GEI and its findings click here.