How we designed ClickShare for environmental sustainability in the workplace 

When working to reduce ClickShare´s carbon footprint, we focused on seven areas that have the highest impact: design, materials, production, packaging, transportation, usage and recycling.

Design

Right from the onset, every ClickShare product is designed with environmental responsibility in mind.

Our design process prioritizes not only the functionality and aesthetics of our products but also the environmental impact at every stage of the lifecycle. 

Materials

We are meticulous about the materials we use in our products and utilize recycled materials in both our product manufacturing and our informational materials: 

  • All our product manuals are printed on recycled paper.  
  • We use 100% non-paint plastic parts. Due to the lack of painting, these plastics emit the least amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are easier to recycle, and typically consume less energy during manufacturing.
  • We use halogen-free PCBs (Printed Circuit Board) which are circuit boards made without brominated or chlorinated compounds. Not using these means reduced toxic emissions, safer disposal, and better regulation compliance as such substances are slowly being banned.
  • All our products incorporate recycled materials; in our case PCR plastics (post-consumer resin). This is an environment-friendly plastic made from recycled plastics that can be safely recycled seven to nine times. 

The ClickShare CX-50 2nd gen incorporates 33% PCR plastic, while the ClickShare Video Bars, along with the ClickShare Conference CX-20 and CX-30, ClickShare Present C-5 and C-10, and the ClickShare Button, include 35% PCR plastic

Production

We work closely together with manufacturers that undersigned the supplier code of conduct and each year our manufacturers and their facilities are screened on sustainability. Each year:

  • At least 75% of our production spend is covered by suppliers undersigning Supplier Code of Conduct.
  • All new production suppliers are screened on sustainability.

Packaging

We strive to make our packaging as light as possible and use recycled or recyclable materials: cardboard for the product boxes and sugarcane for the product trays. Sugarcane is a fully recyclable material, can be reused several times and it biodegrades in a matter of months. 

  • ClickShare CX-50 2nd gen: 90% of packaging is made of recycled materials, 94% of packaging can be recycled. 
  • ClickShare Video Bars: 86% of packaging is made of recycled materials, 98% of packaging can be recycled.
  • Packaging is reused between our suppliers, reducing waste by 100% at this step.

Transportation

We aim to ship our products as much as possible by sea, followed by trucks and then by plane, which accounts for significantly fewer carbon emissions.  

Usage

Our products are optimized to be as energy efficient as possible.   

All ClickShare devices not only comply to the strictest ERP legislation (The EU Energy Efficiency Directive) requirements for standby mode but further reduce it to half the mandated limit (*Based on power consumption test report from our lab).

For instance, the ClickShare Video Bar range is 30% more energy efficient than competitive products in BYOD mode. 

Recycling

We take into consideration the end of life of our product from the very beginning, making sure all parts can be easily disassembled, making recycling also easier. 

We offer the ClickShare Trade-in Program so you can return your old ClickShare solution in exchange for a significant discount for a new, more sustainable device. No need to worry about recycling, we´ll take care of that! 

Milestones

2016: Introducing Standby powermode for more energy efficiency (<0.5W)

2017: Launch of CSE-800 at improved volume metric packaging concept

2018: Implementation of Barco Eco Label scoring (ClickShare currently complies to every latest update of this eco scoring)

2019: First ClickShare product with Eco Score (Button Gen4 A+)

2020: Launch of SmartCare + extended warranty to ensure a longer product lifecycle

2021

  • Started using PCR plastics and halogen free plastics (ClickShare Conference CX-50 1st gen)
  • ClickShare CX-50 1st gen became the first Barco A++ product (as of then target to aim for A++ with all new devices)

2022

  • Introduced sugarcane tray packaging
  • Entire ClickShare portfolio is Barco Eco-labeled

2023

  • First ClickShare carbon-neutral product (CX-50 2nd gen)
  • First lifecycle analysis on ClickShare products (CX-50 2nd gen, Gen4 Button)
  • First usage of halogen-free PCB on CX-50 2nd gen

2024

  • ClickShare Video Bar packaging made of ~90% recycled materials
  • Second lifecycle analysis on ClickShare products (ClickShare Video Bars)
  • First ClickShare carbon-neutral product range (ClickShare Video Bars)

ClickShare carbon-neutral video bars and wireless conferencing systems

The carbon-neutral label certifies that a company's carbon footprint is calculated, reduced, and offset on a yearly basis. It is issued by the climate advisory organization CO2logic—a South Pole company, and validated by the accredited and independent certification body Vinçotte.

ClickShare A++ eco score wireless conferencing and wireless presentation systems

To measure our products´ environmental footprint, we have developed the Barco Ecoscoring score focusing on Energy, Materials, Packaging & Logistics, and End-of-life. The framework is defined in the ISO 14021 standard and the methodology was validated by the EY experts.

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