Ihobe, Environmental Management Agency of the Basque Government

Ihobe, Environmental Management Agency of the Basque Government
Alda. Urkijo 36, 6º
48011 Bilbao Vizcaya
Contact person:
Ander Elgorriaga

Ihobe has worked for over 25 years in increasing material efficiency in Basque country's industries by public-private collaboration. About 25% of Basque companies (of more than 10 employees, over 1.000) have been trained, coached or have participated in our projects during this period. Ihobe listens to SMEs material and product ecoefficiency needs and answers with instruments on demand (like tax deductions or green supply chain management) and supply side, with supporting programmes, knowledge development and transfer activities. Main knowledge areas are ecodesign, circular economy and best available techniques, mainly in the automotive and mobility, electrical equipment and machinery, and recycling sectors. Today Ihobe is mainly focused in supporting industrial ecoinnovative collaborative projects in material efficiency, eco-design and product durability.

Ihobes 60 Ressource Efficiency Guidelines are freely available in www.ihobe.eus under “creative commons” but mostly in Spanish.

Support services:
Best practices, Financial support, Guides, handbooks, information material, Innovation vouchers, Support in obtaining Environmental Certification and labelling scheme, Training
Resource expertise:
Materials, Waste
Sectoral expertise:
All manufacturing industries, Chemical and process engineering, Manufacturing of machinery and equipment, Metal and plastic processing, Waste management and recycling