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Office of Social Responsibility

The Office of Social Responsibility (OSR) supports programs and strategies that promote the Port of Seattle as a strong corporate citizen for all  communities. OSR recommends social impact policies, and facilitates the communication between Port commissioners, senior executives and staff with regional socio-economically disadvantaged communities, minority advocacy organizations, immigrant and refugee communities. OSR supports the Port’s Diversity in Contracting program, the Workforce Development Program, the environmental justice framework, the veterans fellowship, the youth internship programs, and the equity, diversity and inclusion strategy.

Our Mission

The Office of Social Responsibility promotes social impact, recommends policy, develops internal and external socially responsible strategies and ensures that Port activities are conducted within a framework of equity, inclusion and equal access.

OSR Values

In the Office of Social Responsibility we:

  • Endeavor to be a catalyst for equity and social impact throughout the Port and in the communities we serve.
  • Support individual and collective commitments and policies that promote social responsibility.
  • Facilitate communication between the Port and the region’s socio-economically disadvantaged communities, minority advocacy organizations, immigrant and refugee communities.
  • Collaborate with Port staff and external stakeholders to maximize the ability for people to achieve their full potential.

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