NISP was devised by International Synergies Limited and operated in the UK between 2003 and 2013. At its peak NISP's network comprised 15,000 business members from companies of all sizes and across all industry sectors. Since 2007 International Synergies has exported the NISP model to more than 25 countries; creating a blueprint for replication suitable for different economies and cultures. While a number of examples of industrial symbiosis exist, the facilitated NISP model is proving to be the most effective for its applicability at scale and generating rapid results. To find out more visit www.international-synergies.com
Applying the principles of industrial symbiosis to business enables companies to utilise material streams, energy, water and other assets in more effective and efficient ways adding to their bottom line. Instead of being destroyed, undervalued as a by-product or sent to landfill, waste streams and other under-utilised resources generated by industrial processes can be repurposed for use by companies typically from different sectors, providing a mutual benefit or symbiosis.
...challenges the business world to operate like the natural eco-system, where everything has a place and function and nothing goes to waste.
International Synergies has developed a facilitated industrial symbiosis network model based on NISP that can be applied at any scale and in any economy.
Between 2005-13 NISP was actively engaged with 15,000 companies in the UK. Opportunities identified & facilitated by NISP (in England) generated £1 billion in sales and cost reductions of £1.1 billion for the participating companies, largely SMEs. It also reduced carbon emissions by 39 million tonnes, diverted 45 million tonnes of material from landfill, and saved or created over 10,000 jobs. All of the above metrics were independently verified.
NISP's cross-sector network approach creates a strong conduit for knowledge transfer, a demand pull on eco-innovation and cascading of best practice.
NISP is recognised around the world for driving green growth, jobs and innovation. Acknowledgements include being a 'Global Green Game Changer' and 'Circular Exemplar'.
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International Synergies is the world's leader in the practical application of industrial symbiosis methodology, tools and techniques; providing capacity building support and
bespoke business support services.