At the IPS we work to make the world aware that the only economically viable way to achieve global sustainability is to increase our consumption of products made from renewable, recyclable, biodegradable raw materials.
The Institute for Sustainable Production (IPS) is a Spanish non-profit organization created in 2011 with the aim of promoting a corporate culture of contributing to sustainable development from an economic, social and environmental standpoint.
Our aim is to ensure that production processes are sustainable and their products are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable, and we want society to recognize this objective as worthwhile. Accordingly, the IPS works hard to provide clear standards of reference that can guarantee, in terms of laws, regulations and the highest standards of environmental, social and economic responsibility, that a production process is sustainable, that its sources are legal and that the product is responsibly sourced, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.
The action of the IPS is considered on a par with corporate policy, a commitment to provide part of the solution to the problem of the impact of using unsustainable materials, resource degradation and its relationship with consumers. Implementing IPS requirements is a way to guarantee that trade can be ethical, sustainable and competitive.
Companies wishing to join voluntarily undertake to adhere to and comply with the IPS Principles and Criteria. The IPS Principles and Criteria are applicable to all everyday materials and their processing and/or manufacturing and should be considered along with all applicable Spanish, European and international regulations.
When you add up the IPS Principles and Criteria, what you get is the concept of sustainable production. Member companies should therefore understand why each and every one of the principles and criteria is needed and should make sure they fully grasp the commitment they are making.