SCIENCE BASED TARGETS INITIATIVE
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The SBTi is the only global initiative that directly links a company’s carbon-emission targets to the Paris Agreement and associated global efforts, in order to keep the rise in global temperature below 1.5°C.
BELGIAN ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE ACTION
In 2020, Barco joined the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action (BACA), a collective of organizations that commit to aligning their activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement: to keep global warming under 2°C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.
The Belgian Alliance for Climate Action is an initiative of WWF Belgium and The Shift. It unites many Belgian organizations that pledge to take the necessary steps towards a CO2-neutral economy. This entails lowering the emission of greenhouse gases, show more climate ambitions, and use Science Based Targets (SBT) to reach the sustainability goals.
WE MEAN BUSINESS
A coalition of organizations working with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses and investors to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. As a member, Barco is committed to the initiatives and commitments put forward by the We Mean Business Coalition.
Barco is a member of The Shift, Belgium’s largest corporate sustainability network. The aim of the organization is to realize the transition to a more sustainable society and economy.
BE THE CHANGE
What will our labor market look like in 2030? In the study ‘Shaping the future of work’, Belgian technology sector federation Agoria defined four strategies for a sustainable labor market. These four strategies can be categorized as: activating unemployed people or students, upskilling and retraining employees and further developing and investing in technology. In 2019, Barco endorsed the Be The Change Charter, committing to adapting its personnel policy to the challenges of the labor market of tomorrow.
TAKE THE LEAD
Vlerick Business School and business newspapers De Tijd & L’Echo joined forces in developing Take the Lead as a social commitment to respond to the increasing need for digital knowledge in the business world. It is a learning program that aims to create digital leaders. Barco is a partner in this program, enabling it to be offered to a maximum number of participants.
Barco is a proud partner of Hangar K, a co-creation hub that was inaugurated in October 2017 in Kortrijk, Belgium. More than just a workspace, Hangar K is a competence center as well as an incubator: a place where start-ups, scale-ups, established companies and the academic world come together to inspire each other and embrace the opportunities of the digital age to build new, successful businesses.