Sue Beets-Atkinson is the Global Vice President of Sustainability for SBM Management Services, LP. With more than 28 years of resource management and recycling experience, she has successfully designed and implemented many large and complex recycling programs for a multitude of Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. Beets-Atkinson regularly reinvents systems for improved efficiency and is the driving force behind SBM’s Sustainability program offerings, which include Zero Waste Planning and food waste reduction programs.
Beets-Atkinson’s involvement extends into many projects over her long career that ranges from a sample waste analysis (approximately 200 pounds), with a building walk and recommendations, to supporting a 5-day multiple locations waste analysis and extensive building assessment, which included over 20,000 pounds of waste, a team of over 15 support staff, extensive recommendations by commodity and building type to include an education and outreach programs that included a full year’s planned education events, updated signage, monthly pantry education, 4 events (America Recycles Day, Earth Day, Waste analysis results ‘and what is contamination). Of late, SBM Sustainability has successfully expanded to include Global Sustainability Consulting Projects that focus on only sustainability versus through our custodial clients.