Planet

Our ambition

"We will lower our environmental footprint and those of our customers."

 

Contribution to the planet SDGsContribution to the SDGs

For the Planet pillar, Barco focuses on 4 Sustainable Development Goals, issued by the United Nations:

 

  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure
 

Targets

The targets we have set for 2023 are very ambitious, as ever. We aim to:

  • Reduce the carbon footprint of our own operations by 35% (baseline 2015)
  • Reduce the energy footprint of our products by 25% (baseline 2015)
  • Ensure that at least 70% of our hardware revenues comes from products with the Barco ECO label

Science Based Targets

As part of Barco’s commitment to accelerate its contribution to climate action, it has signed the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment” from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), joining leading companies in a promise to pursue science-based measures to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

 

More on our targets

 

 

We have a number of documents and dedicated webpages available that will help you better understand our vision on the Planet pillar.

Documents and pages

 

Key focus areas

1. Footprint of our own operations

We have been concentrating on reducing the environmental footprint of our operations on different domains: infrastructure, mobility and logistics. This includes reducing energy consumption, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving circularity. 

Since 2015, we have been gradually lowering this footprint with a number of actions and new procedures. For example, changing the default way of transportation from air to sea freight, has significantly reduced the environmental impact of our logistics. Thanks to the introduction in our offices of virtual classrooms using weConnect and Clickshare conference in the meeting rooms, we managed to reduce business travel and home-work commuting significantly. Furthermore, introducing state-of-the-art production centers also lowered energy consumption of our infrastructure.

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2. Footprint of our products

We not only want to lower the footprint of our own operations, but also that of our customers. That is why we introduced ecodesign of our products. We don't only consider the energy performance, but also the use of  materials, packaging and logistics, and end-of-life options.

In order to have an objective way of measuring the ecological performance of our products, we created the Barco Ecoscoring methodology. Using this objective tool, we can rank all our products against their complete performance - not on one aspect like most other methodologies available. If you want to know more about our unique ecoscoring, then read this page.

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3. Circular solutions

The circular economy is a focus area in Barco’s sustainability strategy. The keys to success are smart design and services. By working on the longevity, connectivity, repairability and recyclability of our products, we make our products suitable for circular business models, such as Laser as a Service.

Recycling, the most basic form of circular economy, is something we naturally support. More information on our recycling policy is available here.

Additional services, in which we look for the most valuable circular options, are also available. 

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