Leyard Europe's Three Pillars of Sustainability

Leyard Europe recognizes that its operations and products have direct impacts on the environment and works proactively to minimize them. In order to achieve goals related to regulatory compliance, resource usage, transportation, material selection and waste disposal.

Leyard Europe understands the importance of materials selection and how product design impacts recyclability at end-of-life. Leyard Europe is part of the Leyard group and produces and re-sells the following brands within the Europe region: Leyard, Planar and eyevis. Leyard group has become the largest supplier of LED walls worldwide (FutureSource nr1 listed).

Based on set out goals in terms of sustainability and the regulations mentioned in the glossary, Leyard Europe strives to create added value in three areas: the product, social and environmental dimension - Technology, People, Planet





  • The use of digital elements rather than large printed banners gives a far better return on investment over time. The content of a digital element can be easily adopted. With printed banners there is the need to each time re-print when the content changes. Then hang it up and dispose of the old banner.
  • The actual power consumption of a LED wall is very much dependent on the content. In most cases the power indicated is the max power that is used when showing a full white image at full brightness. In practice the typical power usage will be half to one third of that value, this as the screen is not always used in full brightness and the content is dynamic and video centric. This value is mostly indicated as typical power usage.
  • The components used in Leyard LED walls are of premium quality. So we use for example gold wired LED SMDs instead of copper wired for outdoor rated LED walls. This has not only positive influence on the lifetime of the equipment but is also better in terms of conductivity. Gold has a 30% better conduction compared to copper and has better reflection. This leads towards a higher light output with less power. Less power means also less heath dissipation. Which as positive influence on the HVAC requirements. Aside the LEDs we also use power supplies with a power factor of >95%, this makes our LED walls more power efficient.
  • Leyard uses in some of their products a technology called common cathode. Via this method we drive the LEDs in a different manner. Meaning that we turn off the LEDs completely when there is for example a black image shown. Using this technology reduces the power consumption with about 33% compared to traditional common anode technologies.
  • Our pursuit of the highest possible product quality is evidenced by our ISO9001 certified quality management system


Equal Employment Opportunity

At the Company, we believe that employing a diverse group of highly skilled employees ensures a competitive advantage and enhances our ability to deliver superior products and service to our customers. The Company is and always will be dedicated to the goal of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, family medical history or genetic information, pregnancy, workers’ compensation status, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law.

It is the policy of the Company to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment based on the above statuses, or any other legally protected status. The Company will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of its employees, vendors or customers on this basis. Maintaining a non-discriminatory and harassment-free work environment is the responsibility of all employees.

  • Leyard Europe has a sophisticated HR policy. This means that we want to increase the involvement of the employees and let them work in the best possible conditions: future perspectives, planning with spread of workload.
  • Our employees are our most valuable asset. This is one of the reasons why we have an ISO45001-certified occupational health and safety management system.
  • Each employee receives an adapted introduction and guidance during his/her initial period.
  • Organisation of events for employees: for example, a factory Christmas party
  • Equipped with ergonomic furniture for the employees, provision of quality work clothing, protective equipment and tools.

Leyard Europe works mainly around three objectives:

  • Internal communication: better mutual communication to employees and better reception of new employees
  • Internal work organisation: optimizing sales and production processes for customers
  • Development of training and career paths for employees

Modern Slavery

Anti-Slavery Policy Statement

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

The Company has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, in the coming year we will include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

Leyard Europe works mainly around three objectives:

  • Internal communication: better mutual communication to employees and better reception of new employees
  • Internal work organisation: optimizing sales and production processes for customers
  • Development of training and career paths for employees


  • Choice of building materials (heat pump, glass, insulation materials), solar panels for our production plant
  • Own waste policy compliant to the WEEE standards.
  • ISO 14001:2015 certified environmental management system
  • Leyard Europe is a registered member of the approved environmental disposal company NATUR-PACK. We comply with the required waste management obligations and legislation applicable on the Slovak market.
  • Products and solutions compliant to the latest RoHS and REACH standards.
  • Efficient planning of transport: limited transports and combinational transport.
  • Sustainable packaging material: flight cases with standard dimensions so that loading spaces/volumes can be used optimally. Re-usable wooden cases for added protection.
  • Local production facilities in Europe enabling shorter transportation and return of RMAs
  • Production according to the latest standards on modern energy-efficient SMT machines
  • Local demo rooms in different countries, reducing the transports of demo-equipment and travel for customers
  • Repurposing material via second hand shop.
  • Recommendation of video conference between the different people and locations limiting the ecological footprint.


This Supplier Code of Conduct defines the standards for fair, safe, and healthy working conditions and environmental responsibility throughout Leyard/Planar’s supply chain. Leyard/Planar reserves the right to terminate any agreement or business relationship in which a Supplier does not comply with these standards.


1. Compliance with Laws

Suppliers and their manufacturing facilities shall comply with all applicable national and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to those related to labor, immigration, health and safety, and the environment.

2. Voluntary Labor

All labor shall be voluntary. Slave, child, underage, forced, bonded, or indentured labor will not be tolerated. Suppliers shall not engage in or support human trafficking. Workers shall be allowed to maintain control over their identity documents.

3. Labor Hours

Suppliers shall provide workers with rest days and shall ensure that working hours are consistent with the law and not excessive.

4. Hiring and Employment Practices

Suppliers shall implement hiring practices that accurately verify workers’ age and legal right to work in the country prior to employment. Suppliers shall not engage in unlawful discrimination. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, pay, training, promotion, termination and retirement, shall be based on an individual’s ability and willingness to do the job.

5. Compensation

Suppliers shall compensate all workers with wages, overtime premiums, and benefits that meet or exceed legal standards or collective agreements, whichever are higher. Suppliers should provide wages and benefits that are sufficient to meet workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income for workers and their families.

6. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

Suppliers shall respect the right of workers to choose whether to lawfully and peacefully form or join trade unions of their choosing and to bargain collectively.

7. Health and Safety

Suppliers shall provide workers with a safe and healthy work environment. Suppliers shall take proactive measures to prevent workplace hazards.

8. Dormitories and Cafeteria

Suppliers who provide residential or dining facilities for their workers shall provide safe, healthy, and sanitary facilities.

9. No Harassment or Abuse

Workers shall not be subject to abusive treatment, including but not limited to sexual harassment or abuse, physical, mental or verbal abuse, or threats.

10. Environment

Suppliers shall comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, including those related to the disposal of hazardous waste and all emissions into the air, water, and soil. Suppliers shall take all reasonable steps to minimize environmental impact.

11. Gifts and Entertainment

Suppliers shall not offer gifts, cash, or entertainment to Leyard/Planar representatives that is intended to or may appear to influence a business decision or result in a business advantage.

12. Conflicts of Interest

Suppliers shall not enter into transactions with Leyard/Planar representatives that create or appear to create a conflict of interest.

13. Anti-Corruption

Suppliers shall not tolerate, permit, or engage in bribery, corruption, or other unethical practices with public officials, Leyard/Planar representatives, or individuals in the private sector.

14. Financial Integrity

Suppliers shall keep accurate records of all matters related to their business with Leyard/Planar in accordance with standard accounting practices such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

15. Subcontracting and Supply Chain

Leyard/Planar does not permit unauthorized subcontracting and expects suppliers to hold their supply chains to the same standards specified in this document.

16. Management Systems

Suppliers shall adopt management systems that effectively implement this Code of Conduct.

Reporting Violations

Violations of Leyard/Planar’s standards can be reported confidentially in a local language. If you have knowledge of any of these standards being violated, you are encouraged to report the issue immediately using one of these methods:

Website: www.Lighthouse-Services.com/Planar


  • North America
    • English speaking: (877) 472-2110
    • Spanish speaking: (800) 216-1288
  • Outside North America
    • Any language: (800) 603-2869


  • Conflict Materials

Leyard Europe places a high value on the safety, health, and ethical treatment of all individuals in its supply chain. Signed into law in the United States on July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish rules for disclosing the use of tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold – referred to collectively as “Conflict Minerals” - purchased from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries.

While Leyard Europe is not subject to SEC reporting requirements, it recognizes that many of its customers are and is supportive of their efforts to comply with the law.

  • Modern-Slavery

Modern slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain. It covers a wide range of abuse and exploitation including sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced labour, criminal exploitation and organ harvesting.


European Community Regulation EC 1907/2006 deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. Different substances have different requirements for registration, notification, and restricted applications.

  • RoHS

RoHS refers to 2011/65/EU and restricts the following hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment: lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), mercury (Hg), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). Additional restrictions on four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP) go into effect on July 22, 2019 as part of EU 2015/863. This amendment was passed on March 31, 2015 and will bring the total number of substances restricted under the RoHS framework to ten.

  • WEEE

WEEE refers to the 2012/19/EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive adopted in July 2012 and regulates the management of electronic waste inside the European Union.

  • ISO9001 - Quality Management System Certification

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is ased on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement

  • ISO14001 - Environmental Management System Certification

The ISO 14001 standard provides a systematic framework for integrating environmental management practices by supporting environmental protection, pollution prevention, waste minimisation, as well as energy and materials consumption reduction.

  • ISO45001 - Occupational Health & Safety Management Certification (OHS)

ISO 45001 is an international standard that sets out requirements for an occupational safety and health management system designed to improve the safety and health of workers and others.

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