SLR serves a wide range of industries and is a leading global provider of advisory, sustainability and environmental consultancy services to manufacturing businesses.

We work with clients to provide strategic support and guidance, help clients quantify environmental impacts (energy, water, waste, air, noise, ecological), and identify and prioritize actions to reduce the impact and business risk, and enable business growth.


How can we help?

We have industry experts who truly understand the complexities of manufacturing processes, the regulatory requirements, cost pressures, operational safety and the need to build a sustainable business, supply chain and strategy for addressing climate change.

We deliver projects, drive value, minimise risk and help you look to the future.

Our capability extends beyond creating the strategy; our consultants work with clients to prepare options appraisals and develop a business case for sustainability and environmental implementation projects. Further to this we help clients to identify targets and metrics which provide business benefit and value.


Our services

We efficiently and safely solve technical challenges from beginning to end of the manufacturing value chain:

  • Feasibility and Design
  • Approval and Procurement
  • Construction and Commission
  • Operational Safety and Production Efficiency
  • Decommission and Disposal
  • Legacy Site Work
  • Litigation Support
  • Site Assessment


Our clients

We support clients in a range of manufacturing industries including:

  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer Products
  • Food and Beverage
  • Forestry, Wood and Paper
  • General Manufacturing
  • Metal Manufacturing and Fabrication
  • Transportation Manufacturing
  • Waste Management

Our team

  • Jim Hiller Industry Sector Leader - US
    Jim Hiller

    Jim’s experience includes more than 30 years of comprehensive environment, health and safety administration and consultation. As the former Director of Environmental Health and Safety for a major automotive component manufacturer, his experience covers a broad range of industrial processes and stressors in manufacturing, R&D, and distribution environments. He has also developed, instituted and measured the effectiveness of compliance and assurance programs on global platforms. Jim has also spent several years in the chemical industry, specifically in coatings and film conversion, acting as an EH&S Coordinator. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and sits on the Board of Delegates for the National Safety Council.

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Operating a COMAH establishment during a global pandemic

Julian Hought Director UK Process Industries Sector
Julian Hought

Julian  is a chartered engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the chemical industry. He has an established track record covering research and management of engineering and regulatory compliance functions on high hazard manufacturing sites. Much of his experience spans safety in design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of process plant within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, energy and general manufacturing industries.

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ESG Insights: Why Social Performance and Human Rights Advisory are key

Karin Nunan Senior Principal
Karin Nunan

Karin specialises in Social Performance and ESG and Risk Advisory. She has 26 years of experience offering a wide range of consulting services in the fields of environmental and social performance and providing thought leadership contributing to the global dialogue on sustainability, social impact, human rights, SDGs, and governance. She helps companies build strong ESG performance to achieve greater operational efficiency and productivity, while improving employee morale, consumer brand loyalty, investor trust and enhanced access to capital.

Karin specialises in sustainable finance and has acted as principal-in-charge on 50+ global ESIA and ESDD projects across various geographies and sectors, while also lending her technical expertise to social impact, human rights, resettlement, community affairs, indigenous engagement, and labour conditions. Her broad range of clientele includes oil and gas (up-, mid-, and down-stream), power (conventional and renewables), manufacturing, mining, utilities, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemicals.

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What are the implications for UK industrial emissions after EU exit?

Paul Wright Technical Director
Paul Wright

Paul’s previous experience as NRW Industry Regulation Team Leader for North and Mid Wales gives him unrivalled insight into the requirements of environmental permitting and compliance, and in particular, knowledge of how the approach to engagement and improvement can influence the natured timing of Regulator actions. This is complemented by a detailed understanding of industrial business operations gained through over 20 years’ experience of operational and technical management of various sites across a range of industrial sectors.