On 15 November 2016, the Basque Government’s delegation in Bilbao hosted an event in which a plaque was awarded to Bilbao Metropoli-30 by Emakunde Association in recognition of its work as partner agency for equality between women and men. Plaques were also awarded to sundry other institutions and companies.
The Basque Government grants this recognition as partner agencies for equality between women and men to those organisations that implement an in-house equal rights policy, requiring at least the drafting of a diagnosis and equal opportunities action plan, as well as a pledge to implement it. This accolade was introduced in 1994, being awarded by Emakunde-The Basque Women’s Institute. Bilbao Metropoli-30 received this honour on 18 November 2010, and Emakunde went on to review and update this recognition in 2014.