About us

International Synergies was established in 2005 and is widely acknowledged for its expertise in devising and managing industrial symbiosis programmes across five continents working with public and private sector clients, institutions and the research community.

Our demand-led facilitative approach of implementing industrial symbiosis has received global recognition and is cited as best practice within the European Waste Framework Directive and for systemic innovation vital for future green growth by the OECD.  Often described as “the circular economy in action” our projects are included as best practice examples in Governments Go Circular, as well as being one of the world’s top 20 ‘Green Game Changing’ innovations identified by the World Wild Fund for Nature.

We employ staff across three offices; Birmingham (Head office), Belfast and Brussels. International Synergies is also a member of UNEP’s Climate Technology Centre & Network and has won several awards or sustainability, export, expertise, climate change mitigation and innovation.

To date we have worked in 30 countries including Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, UK and the USA.

Our projects range from undertaking feasibility reports and assessments on how industrial symbiosis can be implemented at local, regional or national scale, through to full scale implementation support working with in-country teams to introduce a facilitated industrial symbiosis network, providing capacity building expertise and other tools to support projects. All of our projects are acknowledged for their contribution towards boosting economies whilst delivering significant environmental and social benefits.

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