For each domain, a score is calculated assessing the product on several relevant topics. The assessment is performed against objective criteria that correlate with regulatory evolutions, industry and peer benchmarks, customer demands or voluntary ecolabels.
The domain topics are scored one by one to reflect the gain in sustainability ranging from no effort, small improvement or significant improvement compared to the most strict (future) regulations or industry benchmarks.
On annual basis, the objective criteria are updated to align with the latest state of the art. This way of working encourages continuous improvement and ensures that newly introduced products that are awarded the Barco Eco Product label represent best in class sustainable products.
Barco’s ecoscoring system is fully integrated into the product design process. At the start of the design phase, sustainable considerations need to be made to reach a high ecoscore. Throughout the complete development process R&D is challenged to incorporate ecodesign in its decision-making and to continuously improve sustainability of Barco products.
Barco Eco Product label
The ‘Barco Eco Product label’ is reserved for products that excel on at least two domains, provided that the performance of the other two domains are at least as good as the industry benchmark.
If a product only complies with the current eco design regulations for one single domain, the product must excel on the 3 other domains to obtain the Barco Eco Product label. In any case Barco Eco Products are best in class regarding energy efficiency.
The score represents the product performance at product launch or after a major product change.
ISO 14021 framework
EY, who is experienced with performing audits within similar industries / companies, has provided a Limited Assurance opinion on the ecoscoring methodology of Barco. The framework that has been used to validate the ecoscoring methodology is defined in the ISO 14021 standard.
Value for our customers
Products that are assigned the highest ecoscore, also bring value for our customers on several aspects. These products typically have a lower TCO because they are best-in-class when it comes to energy efficiency and longevity. Furthermore, they are designed to ensure modularity, upgradability and connectivity, and re-use and recyclability.
Our sustainability strategy is an integral part of our corporate strategy, 'Enabling bright outcomes'. Because we believe growing our company goes hand in hand with helping our people and the communities around us thrive, while safeguarding our planet. The ecoscoring tool is a new way to both bring transparent information to our customers, and to encourage developers to integrate environmental impact in every stage of the design process.