Sue Beets-Atkinson

Director of Sustainability at SBM Site Services
LEED AP, Auburn, California
United States

Sue Beets-Atkinson is the Director of Sustainability for SBM Site Services, LLC. With more than 24 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. She has facilitated and implemented numerous startup programs within SBM. An integral leader in the Zero Waste movement and industry expert, Beets-Atkinson’s involvement has included her current role as Chair of the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) Zero Waste Advisory Council, as well as serving as President of the US Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) for 2 years. She is Chair of two ZWBC teams, which create a Zero Waste Facility Scorecard that is used as a third party verification and certification process for businesses, and conduct Zero Waste Business Associate training, respectively. Beets-Atkinson currently volunteers as an assessor for the Facility Scorecard certifications. Additionally, she is a trusted instructor for Zero Waste 101 and Zero Waste Business Associate training. Recently, the USZWBC has merged with the US Green Business Council and GBCI to bring Zero Waste principles to a broader business audience. Beets-Atkinson is also an instructor in the Sustainable Resource Management Professional Certification Program, teaching courses on Zero Waste Certification and Zero Waste Business Programs.