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 includes

  • Sue Swain Head of Client Management and Industry Sector Leader - Europe
    Sue Swain

    Sue’s background is as a pharmaceutical microbiologist, and she spent her early career in the pharmaceutical industry, and then as a consultant leading a team involved in auditing pharmaceutical facilities globally. Sue’s career then moved to business development, for engineering, construction and environmental companies, and she joined SLR in 2017.

    In her role as Industry Sector Lead, Sue and the team are working with manufacturing clients in Europe across a range of subsectors,  and in her Client Management role Sue is leading our key client account management team for the European region across all client sectors. Sue is one of the Natural Capital Leads at SLR and this dovetails quite nicely with her client management and industry sector lead role; in that Sue engages with a broad range of clients, and hence has the benefit of seeing many different perspectives in our clients businesses.

  • 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.

  • Glenn Reynolds Industry Sector Leader - Canada
    Glenn Reynolds

    Glenn is a Principal Hydrogeologist, Professional Geoscientist and SLR’s Industry Sector Leader for Canada. With 40+ years of consulting experience, Glenn specialises in investigations of groundwater, soil vapour, surface water, soil and non-aqueous phase contamination plus regulatory negotiations, litigation support, approvals, permitting and stakeholder consultation. Glenn has extensive experience managing and leading large multidisciplinary projects as well as developing innovative, strategic approaches to assessments, approvals and remediation for contaminated sites.

  • Rod Masters Industry Sector Leader – Asia-Pacific
    Rod Masters

    Rod has 35 years’ experience in undertaking soil surveys, formulating erosion and sediment control plans, conducting land reclamation and revegetation programs, preparing water management plans and assessing environmental impact of industrial developments. He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS Stage 3) and a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC). Having fulfilled the roles of extension officer, regulator, consultant and contractor, Rod is in the unique position of having an intimate knowledge and understanding of soil and water management issues within a variety of industries.

  • Rob Hounsome Regional Manager - Africa
    Rob Hounsome

    Rob is SLR’s African Regional Manager and has more than 25 years’ experience as a leader responsible for consultancy teams across diverse engineering and scientific disciplines in multiple locations.  In addition to his leadership roles, Rob has extensive experience in undertaking complex Environmental and Social Assessments, Due Diligence studies and fulfilling Environmental Technical Advisor roles for projects in their developmental or operational phases.  His global experience includes leadership and project delivery in more than 30 countries mainly in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.  He has particular technical expertise is in the Industrial, Energy and Mining sectors and has led teams focused on the Infrastructure and Built Environment markets.

  • Patrick Quinlan Principal Consultant
    Patrick Quinlan

    Patrick has an extensive range of experience as a Town Planner / Project Manager specialising in the management and delivery of projects across multiple sectors. Patrick has been instrumental in providing planning, feasibility analysis and due diligence advice in the early stages of a project in preparation of business cases that support highest and best use. He is highly experienced in the full development project cycle.

    Patrick has extensive knowledge and skills around the development approval processes and has proven to excel in the delivery of projects with experienced roles managing the design and co-ordination of consultant disciplines. Patrick is highly competent in the design procurement phases of projects with a keen focus on stakeholder engagement.