August 3, 2020
Update on the Port's COVID-19 response
Time sure flies when you’re doing the right thing! Happy 10th Anniversary to the Port’s Office of Social Responsibility (OSR).
For the last decade, this team has supported the Port’s priorities of promoting economic opportunity and social equity. On a daily basis, the OSR team develops and maintains positive external relationships with community leaders, non-profits organizations, labor organizations, airport and seaport tenants, small and large business owners and advocacy organizations, contractors, veterans, workforce development organizations, and civic and business groups.
The Office of Social Responsibility works with all departments at the Port to promote social impact, recommend policy, develop internal and external socially responsible strategies, and ensure that Port activities are conducted within a framework of equity, inclusion, and equal access for all.
The Office of Social Responsibility works on the Port’s behalf to:
Over its history, the OSR team has worked on these programs, which have been the cornerstone of the Port’s community efforts.
Managed outreach and support to help small businesses better navigate how to contract with the Port. The program has evolved into the Diversity in Contracting Program. Here are a few case studies of successful businesses who have worked with the Port:
OSR managed this federal program required for all federally assisted projects, which includes construction and consulting services.
These initiatives support the Century Agenda’s objective of increasing workforce training, job, and business opportunities for local communities in maritime, trade, travel, and logistics.
Port employees participate in financial donations, through payroll deductions, to advance educational opportunities, meet health care needs, and provide food for the hungry and services for those in need. Recipient organizations help clean our environment, rescue animals, support veterans, and provide emergency disaster relief. We also partner with TutorMate to help students in under-resourced schools and communities learn to read. Link
Here’s a snapshot of just a few of the many milestones in the Port’s history of social responsibility in the region:
Managed the Port Jobs contract, supported the drayage clean-truck program at the Port, and managed the Community Giving Campaign.
August 3, 2020
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