Mellita D’silva Sustainable Procurement Consultant

Mellita D’silva is a Sustainable Procurement Consultant who has worked in the realm of Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Sustainability for 17 years. She has extensive experience of embedding sustainability within a procurement process and downstream in the supply chain through corporate and project policies, strategies and delivery models.

Some examples of her work include development of corporate sustainable procurement policies, procurement and supply chain toolkits to include for sustainability criteria in line with ISO 24001 and CIRIA 2017, delivering workshops for procurement professionals to ensure sustainable procurement is business as usual, speaking at conferences for Environmental professionals to help them understand how to engage with procurement. Her latest achievement is the embedding on ISO 20400 on the High Speed 2 Enabling Works project with an outcome of the project achieving the highest social value of any project in the UK. She is passionate about engaging a diverse supply chain and engaging the local community via procurement.

Mellita is CIPS Level 5 qualified and also MICW. Her educational background in Industrial Psychology and Organisation Behaviour and Cultural Anthropology also lends itself to creating collaborative working relationships for clients and their supply chain for recognising synergies, achieving common goals. She previously worked for Costain Group, becoming Sustainability Coordinator for their Rail Sector projects.

Mellita has a passion for cooking, trying new recipes every weekend. In her spare time, she also loves sitting in the park with a book and watching puppies endlessly chase squirrels.

Get in touch with Mel at mellita@actionsustainability.com or +44 (0) 7712 524 919.