International Synergies Ltd (ISL)

International Synergies Ltd (ISL)

International Synergies Ltd (ISL) was established to identify, develop and deliver industrial ecology based solutions for industry worldwide, applying knowledge and expertise across a number of key areas: resource efficiency, policy development, research and education, corporate responsibility, industrial symbiosis, other areas of applied industrial ecology.

Company details

44 Imperial Court, Kings Norton Business Centre, Pershore Road South , Birmingham , B30 3ES United Kingdom

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental - Ecology and Nature Protection
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:


World Leaders in Industrial Symbiosis
We have extensive expertise in applying proven Industrial Symbiosis methodology, tools and techniques to support both the private and public sector to:

Improve competitiveness;Increase resource productivity;Accelerate the transition towards a circular economy.
Since 2005 we have built an international reputation and robust evidence base to show that Industrial Symbiosis delivers economic growth and job creation whilst reducing pollution and raw material use.

Our work has directly influenced policy at local, national and international level.  Most recently the European Commission called for Europe-wide implementation of industrial symbiosis networks, modelled on our award winning programme, NISP (National Industrial Symbiosis Programme) which it acknowledges as 'an innovative means to achieve resource efficiency' in its flagship 2020 initiative, 'Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe.'

Based on our experience working across five continents since 2005 we provide the tools and  expertise for public authorities who want to establish funded industrial symbiosis platforms in their regions. 

Equally we consult with private sector businesses to help them apply the principles of industrial symbiosis to improve their commercial competitiveness, reduce costs and become more sustainable in the long term.

'Striving to lead the world in Innovative Industrial Ecology Solutions for a low carbon, sustainable economy.'
International Synergies was established in 2005 and is widely acknowledged for its global expertise in devising and managing industrial symbiosis programmes across five continents working with public and private sector clients.

Our demand-led facilitative approach of implementing Industrial Symbiosis has received global recognition and is cited as being one of the world’s top 50 ‘Green Game Changing’ solutions by the World Wildlife Fund and best practice within the European Waste Framework Directive.

We employ staff across three offices; Birmingham (Head office), Belfast and Brussels. We also work closely with a range of commercial and innovation partners including the URS Corporation, Wuppertal Institute, Delpht University of Technology and Paris Institute of Technology.

To date we have assisted in the set up and implementation of industrial symbiosis projects in Belgium, Brazil, China, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, UK and the USA.

All of our projects are acknowledged for their contribution towards boosting economies whilst delivering significant environmental and social benefits.

Our continuously expanding global portfolio of projects reinforces the company's position as the world's leading expert on applied industrial symbiosis.

International Synergies is committed to complying with legal, environmental and ethical standards, and is accredited with ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 standards.