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Stakeholders and Partnerships

Ecology strives to work with all stakeholder groups. Identifiable stakeholders are specific to each project and may include public property users, small business owners, retailers, manufacturers, or the public. Ecology periodically provides training to staff for public involvement. Stakeholders are identified in a variety of ways including: self-identification, staff identified, or third party interests.

We interact with a wide variety of environmental audiences on a large variety of topics. A quick look at Ecology’s home page under Ecology For You on our website reveals just a few of the groups we reach out to and engage with through our work. Prominent groups include the public, businesses, other government agencies, educators and students, and scientists. Among the ways we connect with our audiences is through social media, including BlogSpot, Facebook, YouTube, Flicker, Instagram, and RSS Feed.

Within the 39 counties of Washington State, we have incredibly diverse ethnic populations as part of our communities. Ecology is committed to reaching as many of these populations as possible though our work on environmental justice issues. For example, our stakeholder engagement and outreach team works directly with the 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington. In addition, Ecology has materials translated into several languages, in order to provide communication with non-English speaking audiences.

Public-Private Partnerships

Ecology routinely forms partnerships with other government agencies, businesses, associations, and other non-governmental organizations.

Examples of these partnerships include:

Brownfields Revitalization Environmental Footprint Partnership Lean and Environment Projects
Chehalis Basin Partnership Local Source Control Partnership Puget Sound Partnership

Sustainability reporting is the practice of measuring, disclosing, and being accountable to internal and external stakeholders for organizational performance towards the goal of sustainable development.