ACLIMA was born out of a group of companies sharing the same ideas and encouraged by the Basque Government strategic actions. ACLIMA is within one of the Basque Government action frameworks known as the Competitiveness Plan, which intends to make the Basque industry a leader in what is to become a market for new opportunities in the process of establishing the European Single Market. Inside ACLIMA there are environmental services providers in the fields of engineering, consulting, city planning, soil recovery, water treatment, air quality and waste management, together with representatives of other related industries such as construction, service sector, manufacturing, etc., as well as public institutions, technology and research centers, universities, and last but not least, big beacon companies from both the public and the private sectors. Through its products and services ACLIMA intends to address the Basque Country's environmental requirements while getting ready to enter other markets with full competitiveness. Currently ACLIMA includes 88 partners, 73 private companies and 15 honor partners encompassing every aspect of the environmental supply service and highlighting its contribution to other added-value activities such as R&D+i.