The BBK EKIN Programme seeks to support new business projects that address the voluntary integration of social and environmental concerns of Bizkaia in its commercial operations, production processes and/or relationships with their customers, suppliers, workers, … The perspective of social responsibility and link to the territory means the decisions made in the future business will be adopted with a view, not only on maximizing profits, but also on the long-term sustainability of the project and its positive impact on Bizkaia.
By way of example, some examples that may illustrate the integration of social responsibility and their link with the territory are mentioned below:
• Business projects that propose a better response to the challenges of Bizkaia’s society, such as the increasing age of the population, supporting the professional development of young people, or supporting family reconciliation.
• Business projects that propose a feasible alternative to the care and sustainability of the environment, promoting education or access to information, etc.
• Business projects that give priority in their staff and/or operations to people from Bizkaia with labour insertion problems, people with special skills, women from Bizkaia in professional fields in which they are under-represented and/or immigrants.