External evaluations

Barco is rated by several independent organizations on its sustainability performance. We actively participate in the following initiatives:

CDP, the former Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. They have built a comprehensive global collection of self-reported environmental data. By scoring businesses from A to D, they take organizations on a journey from disclosure to awareness, management, and finally leadership, on several environmental topics such as climate change.

Every year, Barco measures and reports its carbon footprint to CDP, benchmarking its sustainability performance to peer groups suggested by CDP. We commit to the feedback program as organized by CPD and set up action plans to mitigate the risks and capitalize on the opportunities that CPD points out.

EcoVadis’ independent sustainability rating platform monitors and improves the environmental, ethical and social performance of companies worldwide. EcoVadis provides sustainability performance audits for 75,000+ companies across 200+ sectors and in more than 160 countries.

ISS ESG is one of the world’s leading rating agencies for sustainable investments. The ISS ESG rating considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects by evaluating more than 100 industry-specific indicators with grades from A+ (best grade) to D-. Companies that achieve the best ESG scores among their sector peers are recognized as ‘Prime’.

MSCI ESG ratings help investors identify ESG risks and opportunities within their portfolio. They research and rate companies on a ‘AAA’ to ‘CCC’ scale according to their exposure to industry specific ESG risks and their ability to manage those risks compared to peers.

Sustainalytics’ ESG risk ratings measure how exposed a company is to industry-specific ESG risks and how well it deals with these risks. The rating scale is made up of 5 risk levels ranging from severe risk to negligible risk.

Vigeo Eiris is a rating and research agency that evaluates organization’s integration of social, environmental and governance (ESG) factors into their strategies, operations and management. Their focus is on promoting responsible investment and sustainable value creation.

S&P (Standard & Poor) Global Ratings is an assessment of a company’s ESG strategy and readiness for (disruptive) ESG risks and opportunities. The publicly available S&P Global ESG Scores are a performance-based score ranging from 0-100 and include "E," "S" and "G" dimension scores based on material ESG criteria data by industry. The score is informed by over 1,000 data points collected from both public sources and data provided directly by companies through the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).
S&P Global ESG Scores are the key factor for selecting companies for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).