Barco receives a top 5% EcoVadis Gold rating for sustainability
Kortrijk, Belgium, 14 January 2020 – Barco, a global leader in visualization and collaboration solutions, is proud to announce that independent business sustainability ratings platform EcoVadis has awarded the company with a Gold rating. This good result reflects Barco’s step-up and commitment to sustainable business conduct, and values the framework, roadmap and initiatives in place.
EcoVadis is a trusted collaborative platform that assesses companies’ commitment to sustainable business. It is mainly requested by companies that want to perform an evidence-based evaluation of key partners in the areas of human rights, labor practices, fair business, environmental stewardship and responsible purchasing. Only in this way can they really assess their own footprint.
Ingram Micro, a Barco distribution partner, requested Barco to enter the EcoVadis assessment as part of their responsible purchasing policy. The resulting Gold rating clearly shows the value that Barco attributes to sustainability and places us in the top 5% of respondents.
Following the “Prime” status in ISS-oekom’s Sustainability Rating earlier this year, this is another recognition of Barco’s commitment to sustainability.
Confirming Barco’s step-up in sustainability
“EcoVadis’ Gold rating again rewards the step-up in sustainability Barco has achieved,” says An Saveyn, Sustainability Manager at Barco. “At Barco, we strongly believe that good business and sustainable business go hand in hand. As such, sustainability became one of the cornerstones of Barco’s strategic DNA. The ‘green thinking’ is present throughout the whole company and many initiatives and programs have been undertaken, resulting in the first positive outcomes. We are pleased to see that our efforts are well valued by external rating agencies as well.”
Constanze Duke, Sustainability Manager at Ingram Micro, adds: “At Ingram Micro, we introduced supplier sustainability assessments to develop a risk map, identify hotspots and optimize our responsible purchasing approach. We were pleased to find that some of our partners had implemented broad and effective programs to address their impacts, reducing financial, social and environmental risk in our supply chain. Barco’s EcoVadis Gold rating is a laudable accomplishment and we’re proud to work with companies invested in responsible business practices.”
Do you want to know more about Barco’s sustainability vision and efforts? Then visit www.barco.com/sustainability.
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2018, we realized sales of 1.028 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
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