What we do
WISP has a team of facilitators that work full time to build the industrial symbiosis network, identifying under-utilised
resources which could lead to business opportunities or “synergies” for member companies. Synergies are identified in two ways:
Once identified, WISP’s facilitators support its member companies to implement synergies by organising samples, organising meetings and ensuring that each synergy is legally sound. The facilitators fill the gaps that its members, especially SMEs, could experience due to lack of time or dedicated expertise needed to identify and implement resource, waste and energy management.
Once synergies are implemented and completed, the facilitators follow up with the member companies to record the benefits achieved. The WISP Team also create case studies for completed synergies outlining the details of the synergy and the benefits achieved; these case studies are a value-add for the members involved as the companies can use them for their own marketing.
Praise for WISP
Here is some of the positive feedback that we have had from people who have made use of WISP
I think it is a great idea and very important. It will only get better with time as the network gets better. - Desmond Deary, Combo Timbers
WISP is a positive step in supporting industry. - Jakes Wallage, Polyplank Manufacturing
Good initiative – worth pursuing further. Time well spent. - Chris Els, Kaytech Engineered Fabrics
Great networking and provides opportunities previously unexplored - Rashieda Abderoef, Kansai Plascon
I found the workshop to be most interesting and informative. It taught me to look beyond the industry that we are currently in. - Andy Pani, HIC Straws
Great concept getting different industries working together. - Neville Whiting, Stripform Packaging
I like that they took the initiative to let companies join forces and become more green orientated. - Ruzdien Isaacs, Staf-Pro Engineering
Good initiative and can benefit the industry. - Millicent Maleka, PPC Cement