IPS (Instytut Przemyslu Skórzanago, Oddzial w Krakowie) Cracow, Poland


IPS is a public body aimed at supporting and assisting entrepreneurs from the light industry to enhance their effectiveness and help to protect their competitive position. Increasing environmental awareness and more and more strict environmental legislation, the ecology is one of the most important aspects of their activity.

This activity is led on several levels. The first level is a R&D activity in the field of new, eco-friendly-technologies. In the last 10 years, over 15 new technologies have been developed and implemented into

manufacturing processes. It includes both solutions to reduce harmful effects of various manufacturing processes and new methods for recycling of wastes generated by light industry. The second level of their pro-environmental activity includes a promotion of eco-friendly solutions and consultancy services.