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We are an organisation committed to the challenges faced by society, such as sustainability, the environment or gender equality, and to requirements, such as confidentiality, occupational health and safety and transparency.

We carry out our activity with ethical and responsible behavioural commitments, promote and apply continuous improvement and evaluate our results within a framework of sustainability and social responsibility.

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Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainability is a fundamental aspect of our research activity. It is the transversal value that seeps into all our lines of expertise, fostering new ideas and driving technological development. In our activities, we also promote awareness actions and expect the companies we work with to apply equivalent environmental standards to ours.

Equality and Diversity

Our commitment to equal treatment and opportunities between women and men, avoiding direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of gender, is a fundamental principle and a strategic pillar of our corporate and people policy. 

Our Equality Plan (registered with the Bizkaia Provincial Labour Authority, No. 003497) gathers the points of view of all interested parties to define a set of objectives and actions for improvement. This Plan is valid for four years (2021 – 2025) and in addition to its main purpose, it is an opportunity to generate internal consensus, improve the work climate at GAIKER and have a positive influence on our external collaborators. 


We work to build a relationship of trust with the companies we work with. We listen, analyse needs and offer innovative solutions, guaranteeing confidentiality in the processing of the data and information provided to us.

Occupational Health and Safety

We ensure the occupational health and safety of our employees and collaborators. We have adequate resources to be able to carry out our activities in a safe and healthy working environment, emphasising the prevention of occupational hazards. 


Transparency and good governance are core values of our organisation. Pursuant to Spanish Law 19/2013, of 9 December, on Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance, we publish the projects we are working on that have received public funding.

Public grants and subsidies:

Certifications and awards

UNE 166002:2021

ES20/87093 Certification in accordance with UNE 166002:2021, granted by SGS for research, development and technology transfer activities related to plastics, composites, recycling, environment and biotechnology.


ENAC Accreditations issued since 1995 in compliance with UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025 criteria to undertake the following tests:

• Reaction to fire.
• Migration of plastic materials and articles in contact with food.
• Mechanical tests on plastics and reinforced plastics.
• Characterisation of GRP tanks and vessels for use above ground.

Technical Annex

Good Laboratory Practices Compliance Certification

Certification of compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in:

• Toxicity Studies (in vitro toxicity) (2.2) in medicinal products and cosmetics
• Mutagenicity Studies (3)
• In Vitro Metabolism Studies (9).

Granted by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices since 1998.


State entity to grant the European accreditation EuCertPlast, that has been mandatory since 2014 to obtain the "Blue Angel" Ecolabel.


Member of the European network of laboratories qualified for the validation of alternative methods, EU-NETVAL, since 2014.