The DANOBAT and GOIMEK cooperatives have attained the BIKAIN gold and silver certificate respectively
Representatives and managers of DANOBAT and GOIMEK received the BIKAIN certificate at an event presided over by Bingen Zupiria, Minister of Culture and Language Policy, and Miren Dobaran, Deputy Minister of Culture and Language Policy of the Basque Government on 13 December in the Euskalduna palace.
The companies of the industrial group DANOBATGROUP are firmly committed to increasing the use, normalisation and management of Basque. Evidence of this is the co-responsibility that they feel for Basque within their social commitment and the steps that they have taken over the last 20 years with the aim of increasing the use of Basque.
DANOBAT has been on a long road towards attaining the BIKAIN certification. In 2008, when the quality certificate in linguistic management was first awarded, it attained the silver certificate, and in 2017 after following the EUSLAN project promoted by the Basque Government, its aim was to attain the gold certificate, and after two days of evaluation it achieved this, the first indutrial company in Elgoibar that has obtained the BIKAIN gold certificate.
Moreover, GOIMEK submitted itself to the assessment process for the first time and after two days of assessment of the presence, use and management of Basque, they were awarded the silver certificate with a high score.
BIKAIN is an official, public and free certificate awarded by the Basque Government, in collaboration with Euskalit, which accredits a certain level of normalisation in the presence, use and management of Basque in the socio-economic area. In the nearly 10 years that the certification has been awarded, 500 public and private entities, both industrial and service providers, have attained this certification.
The co-operative Group wants to be an essential travel companion in the linguistic normalisation process, and is committed to continue working in linguistic management, given the importance and priority that Basque warrants.