The Spanish Section of the European Environmental Awards, coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment via the Biodiversity Foundation, has granted Irizar the National Business Award for the Environment in the product-service category. The award means that Irizar will participate as Spain´s representative in the European finalists phase of the competition. The move is recognition for the environmental and electromobility steps taken by Irizar in developing and manufacturing the all-electric Irizar i2e bus, which incorporates technologies that contribute to greater energy efficiency.
The awards, organised by the European Commission since 1987, reward companies that successfully combine the economic viability of business with environmental protection. They are companies that have introduced innovations into their management, processes, products or services offered, fomenting business cooperation or combining business and biodiversity.
In order to take part, firms must first pass a national eliminations phase. The process, divided into two stages, is designed to guarantee that the winners are, in the European context, the most innovative, the most responsible and have shown the greatest future vision.