When we talk about a circular economy, one of the possible practices is industrial symbiosis. This consists in pooling the resources of economic actors in the same territory in order to save them and increase their productivity.

As one of the partners of the “Pacte Climat”, IMS assists the municipalities and companies of the national territory in chapter 6: cooperation and communication. As a neutral interlocutor, IMS ensures the connection between municipalities and territorial actors in order to create alliances around innovative, virtuous and sustainable projects.  

A collaborative approach

The sharing of good practices and collaborative work as an accelerator of change are at the heart of IMS' work. State actors, public or private, form an ecosystem whose different elements cannot be considered separately. The IMS approach consists of setting up collaborative synergies in order to create connections between actors, topics and geographical areas.

Our approach is to develop collaborative synergies between companies around the following thematic:

  • Creation of new activities in order to develop a spirit of cohesion between companies based in the same territory (co-creative workshops, organisation of conferences, development of communication platforms, etc.)
  • Pooling of services between companies (collective waste management, responsible mobility, anti-food waste campaigns, etc.)
  • Developing the valuation and exchanges of industrial flows (promotion of the circular economy model)

Through our actions, we tackle all aspects of the Pacte Climat and sustainable development. However, certain topics are recurrent in our working groups and workshops, such as mobility, since it is transversal and often closely connected to other issues.


We run workshops inspired by the process of social innovation. Firstly, we want to understand the problematic of the territory’s user. We work on a diagnosis (a rapid field analysis) and then offer solutions to engage the actors in a collaborative dynamic and foster social learning. We encourage the implementation of pilot projects to, ideally, develop them on a larger scale. Ultimately our aim is to create systemic changes.






Cloche d'Or Working Group

This working group has been active since 2016 and has been very active on the mobility topic. The development of the district with the constant construction sites, as well as the future arrival of the tram in Howald, has changed the mobility situation in the entire district. The working group currently includes 8 large companies and has a close and continuous collaboration with several public actors, including, among anothers, the Administration des Ponts et Chaussées, the AVL, the RGTR and the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, which has made it possible, and will continue to do so, to boost the accessibility of the district within the framework of the Pacte Climat 2.0.

Kirchberg Working Group

Over the last 3 years, the Kirchberg working group has grown to 20 very dynamic companies committed to the mobility topic. The "Positive Drive" and "Mobilize your Company" campaigns have shown a collaboration and a willingness to exchange best practices that is maintained year after year. The importance of adopting new mobility modes and changing habits is a priority for the district.


Corporate Gardens

After the publication of the IMS Corporate Gardens Guide in collaboration with the municipalities of Bettembourg and Dudelange, IMS is committed to promoting corporate gardens actions within companies. Awareness-raising and information about the different forms, as well as the first steps to follow, will continue with collaborations and the implementation of projects throughout the Pacte Climat 2.0.




Economic Activity Zone: a privileged field of action

IMS's approach is particularly relevant in business parks; where the proximity of economic players encourages collaboration.

For more information regarding the Pacte Climat, click here





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