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Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams | Director, Melanie Williams Consulting

Melanie is a chemist and environmental scientist, with over twenty years of industrial experience, with expertise in materials processing. As an ASI Registered Specialist, Melanie has helped a number of ASI members to gain certification to the ASI Performance Standard and is now working with them on implementing the requirements of the Chain of Custody Standard.

Melanie’s wide ranging expertise includes knowledge of social, environmental and economic sustainability principles, and chain of custody systems including segregation, mass balance and ‘book and claim’. This extends to the development and application of sustainability principles for the production and processing of commodities including metals, chemicals, biomaterials and biomass, as well as the development of systems for performance standards and chain of custody operations.

Other relevant experience includes advising processing industries on greenhouse gas calculations, sustainable procurement, supply chain traceability, stakeholder consultation with free and prior informed consent, labour rights, environmental impact assessment, biodiversity protection, sustainable land use, material stewardship and recycling.

Languages: English (1st language), French (competent).

Relevant experience

  • Governance and anti-corruption
  • Risk assessment
  • Management systems
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Material stewardship and recycling
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Air emissions
  • Water management
  • Waste management
  • Social management
  • Human rights
  • OHS
  • Chain of Custody

In-country experience

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Greece
  • Oman
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • UK