Just as a chemical plant manager would not build a new factory or the mine superintendent move a longwall without a plan, industrial facility leaders shouldn’t try to build or improve relations with facility neighbors without a roadmap. Ann Green Communications has developed a mechanism for identifying and managing the challenges for an industrial facility in interaction with neighbors through our Stakeholder Assessment Process.
The Stakeholder Assessment Process allows you to ascertain the level and value of existing dialogue with all relevant stakeholders, including employees near neighbors, elected officials, regulators and emergency responders, about relevant issues.
The resulting matrix is a concise action plan detailing specific ways your company can improve stakeholders’ attitudes toward you. The process can be used as part of a “due diligence” in ascertaining public attitudes prior to building a new facility or expanding or purchasing an existing facility. It allows you to see a situation clearly and quickly—ideal when a company acquires several assets at one time.