Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization solutions for a variety of selected professional markets: medical imaging, media & entertainment, infrastructure & utilities, traffic & transportation, defense & security, education & training and corporate AV. In these markets Barco offers user-friendly imaging products that optimize productivity and business efficiency. Its innovative hard- and software solutions integrate all aspects of the imaging chain, from image acquisition and processing to image display and management. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with more than 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.041 million euro in 2011.
1934 Barco established in Poperinge,. The company specializes in the assembly of radios with parts from the United States . Hence the name, " Belgian American Radio Corporation " or Barco. 1945-1949 Barco radios are a big success and results in increased turnover. This allows Barco to make the necessary investments to pick up with a new revolution in communication: television.
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Ensuring compliance with environmental regulations case study
Ensuring Compliance with Environmental Regulations: Case Study– Introduction to Barco NV– Today’s challenges in environmental compliance– Establishing an environmental management system for product compliance– Challenges and lessons learned
About BarcoYou will find us where images are critical to professionals NYSE Euronext 90 3,500 897 International company Presence in Employees Million euro Headquartered in Belgium 90 countries sales in 2010 Stocklisted (BAR) on NYSE Euronext Brussels
Company history 75+ years ’50s and’60s ’70s and ’80s ’90s 21st centuryof experience million sales Founded in 1934 Barco one of the Diversification Barco moves into Global leader in as the “Belgian first manufacturers and international professional markets professional American Radio to use printed expansion with (projection, medical visualization Corporation” circuits for its video projection imaging, 3D television sets systems and LED)
Company structureFour core divisions, five wholly-owned ventures Control rooms & Defense & Entertainment Healthcare Simulation Aerospace Digital signage Lighting LED ATM software Design services
Flagship products 500,000+ 14,000+ 500,000+ 40,000+ 10,000+ Medical displays Digital projectors LED pixels for Display cubes Displays in in the field in movie theaters U2’s 360° tour in control rooms air traffic control
Current challenges in Environmental ComplianceEnvironmental regulations are pushing the industry to share environmentalinformation within the supply chain: e.g. RoHS and REACH DirectivesChallenges for the industry: No standard way to share information Sharing information requires infrastructure, knowledge and resources Need to convince suppliers to disclose information
Current challenges in Environmental ComplianceEnvironmental regulations targeting EEE are growing fast and changeFrequently: e.g. REACH SVHC Candidate list changes every 6 months!Challenges for the industry: Need to build up in-house regulatory knowledge Need to keep track of regulatory changes and updates worldwide Need to update compliance information provided by suppliers
Environmental Compliance: current initiativesJoint Industry Guide IPC AssociationPublished by the Consumer Connecting Electronics Bomcheck.net -Electronics Association Industries ENVIRONAim: guide suppliers to Provides a standard (IPC- Bomcheck.net is an web- 1752A) to be used by based platform that allowsunderstand thematerials and substances suppliers to disclose suppliers to submitto be disclosed if present in material information. environmental declarations Suppliers can disclose RoHS to their customers online.EEE.Information on: information, but also full•Thresholds material declarations at the Suppliers can submit both•Related regulations article and homogenous substance declarations (e.g.•If substance is subject to level. for RoHS or REACH) and full material declarations.restriction/informationrequirements
Establishing an EMS for product compliance 2010: establishment of the corporate Environmental Compliance Office Aim: to establish and maintain an EMS for product environmental compliance within Barco Roadmap:2011: EMS 2012:Green 2013:Leader in Products environmental performance
Barco’s EMS for products compliance Policy Environmental management system (EMS) Supplier Internal the management of anSustainability Program Procedures organizations environmental programs in a comprehensive, Barco’s systematic, planned and EMS documented manner. Green TrainingCommunication Worldwide Green Knowledge Owners Network
Business Case Preparation New Product Introduction PDR CDR FQR Puts green requirements Requests certificate to Product into requirements ECO Mgr document NPI Project Mgr Makes sure BOM is Makes sure product has Includes green activities Requests Green R&D Project Energy test compliant based on green label and green doc into project plan Assessment to ECO Leader reports Energy testingELS Follow up Provide BOM Report risky Receive compliance reports Greendelegate to ECO items from ECO and store them Assessment Puts green labels on productR&D Puts green requirements into technical specifications forengineer suppliersdesigner PUR Gets acceptance of Solves escalations compliance from delegate with suppliers suppliers DOC Includes green Makes WEEE statements into delegate instructions manuals Policy and Internal Procedures
Training Worldwide Around 200 people trained worldwide (Belgium, China, Italy, France, US, India) All departments trained on Product Environmental Compliance: R&D, Procurement, Product Management, Quality and Sales 2nd training round already started
Green NetworkBarco now has a Green Network worldwide:23 Green Knowledge Owners collect and spread theknowledge about product environmental compliance in allBarco business units worldwide.
Green Communication The GreenZone An internal Barco portal where employees can find information about Barco’s EMS and environmental compliance
Supplier Sustainability Program Aim: – to engage suppliers to share environmental information within the supply chain – To phase out non-compliant or at-risk components from the product design How? – Educating suppliers to environmental compliance – Collecting environmental data for all Barco products throughout the supply chain – Building up a Green Database for compliance and Ecodesign
Supplier Sustainability Program – Data CollectionBarcoprocurement Engages supplier to provide evidence of compliancedepartmentGreenSoft Collects data from the supplierTechnology Interprets and validates the dataBarcoenvironmental Issues compliance reports from Green Databasecompliance office Informs R&D of compliance issues
Supplier Sustainability Program – Data Collection Barco to follow up Batteries Required Data RoHS CoC Full Material Declaration statement List of Restricted Substance Exemptions Decl. if not possible REACH CoC if not possible Deliver to: ECO Acceptable Formats Declaration in BOMcheck.net IPC 1751A (Class 3) or IPC-1752 (Class 5) Declaration using Barco template Suppliers own formatInternal Process GreenSoft to interpret/validate the data and deliver data package for GDMgr Roll-up and reporting substances on product level
Internal resistance Suppliers not always to prepared to disclose organizational environmental change information driven by the EMS Challenges Full MaterialIs green needed in Declaration Vs the professional Certificates: market? what is best?
Next steps – 2012 Green Roadmap Green Products •LCA and Ecodesign guidelines •PCBA recyclability •Barco’s restricted substances list •Green Database complete Green Supply Chain •Green audits •Phase-out of non-green suppliers Green Communication •Internal green newsletter •First Barco environmental report •Products’ green passports