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Sustainability: Benefits for Your Company and the Industry

August 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

Sustainable practices improve the quality of our lives. They enable higher levels of economic growth, protect the environment, and provide opportunities for all citizens to attain and maintain social well‑being. ISRI’s Sustainability work provides the framework for member companies to tell a complete story about their business policies and actions that:

  • Demonstrate their commitment and ability to provide feedstock to the manufacturing sector using practices that protect the environment and preserve natural resources;
  • Ensure the health and safety of employees and surrounding communities; and
  • Provide long-term economic growth and opportunities for all. 

Join us as we identify the benefits of sustainability for your company and how you can instill sustainable practices into your business policies.

Registration Fees:
FREE for ISRI members | $195 for nonmembers
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Robert Ellsworth
Corporate Sustainability Program Manager
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Robert Ellsworth is the Corporate Sustainability Program Manager for Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. Ellsworth joined Schnitzer in 2010 as an intern and became its first Sustainability lead in 2012. Over the past 11 years Ellsworth has built, from the ground up, Schnitzer’s Sustainability program, including its reporting obligations, and various projects and initiatives within the Company’s operations, EH&S, public affairs, procurement, and investor relations functional groups.  Ellsworth holds an M.B.A. from Portland State University in Oregon, and a B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University in California.


Elise Gautier
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Sims Limited

Elise Gautier is the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of Sims Limited, an Australian-listed company. Sims operations encompasses the buying, processing and selling of ferrous and non-ferrous recycled metals; the end of life management and recovery of electronics; and operates NYC municipal recycling.  Sims is looking to expand in the waste to energy space to close its own loop as well as expands its stake in landfill waste to energy. As a key member of the Sims executive management team, she is responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of company-wide programs relating to risk, compliance,  EH&S, and sustainability to help drive achievement of the company’s strategic goals and Sims’ positioning as a key enabler of the circular economy.

Susan-RobinsonSusan Robinson 

Senior Director of Sustainability and Policy
Waste Management 

Susan Robinson leads WM’s Sustainability Team.  In this role, she is responsible for WM’s sustainability policy, advocacy and reporting.   Her 30+ years in the industry includes work in the public sector, non-profit environmental work, consultancy, and over 25 years in the private sector.  Susan’s experience includes global commodity marketing, research and analysis of industry trends, and twenty years managing municipal solid waste and recycling contracts.  Susan is active on several boards including the American Institute for Packaging and Environment (Ameripen), Paper Stock Industries (PSI), the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC), and the ReFED Advisory Council.  Susan attended Stanford University and holds a B.S. in Applied Earth Sciences from the University of Washington.  Her Masters work in Environmental Studies is from The Evergreen State College.

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August 25, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm