A materiality assessment helps organizations understand what topics matter most to its business and stakeholders. Barco regularly updates its materiality assessment to make sure it reflects changes in its business and the external environment.

Our 2020 materiality assessment

In 2020, we conducted a new, extensive materiality assessment, based upon and aligned with our integrated reporting approach, considering the six capitals. The resulting materiality matrix has three categories – low, medium and high materiality topics. The illustration reflects our medium and high material topics.

New Materiality 1
Materiality planet
New Materiality people
New Materiality communities
New Materiality financial
New Materiality manufactured
New Materiality intelligence

How the UN SDGs guide our strategy

Six Sustainable Development Goals are closely linked to Barco’s high material topics and the overall Barco strategy.

Barco SD Gs OK

Stakeholder engagement

Barco attaches great importance to stakeholder engagement. After all, outside views help us identify and prioritize emerging issues and better align our strategy, actions and policies with the interests of our society and planet. In addition, stakeholders can provide valuable feedback on our performance and other aspects, like transparency.

2020 stakeholder engagement process

In 2020, we organized a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process, involving external as well as internal stakeholders, as input for our materiality assessment. In total, 111 stakeholders participated in surveys and interviews.

Top 5 material topics by stakeholder group (2020 assessment)

New Materiality by stakeholder