Stakeholder engagement is thought to be elusive, complex, and expensive. Currently, remediation industry has acknowledged to be deficient in this area, in 2015 an international SuRF project published how to better integrate the social dimension.
This presentation builds on that work. Active stakeholder engagement is beneficial to projects by reducing delays. And, using known, effective engagement strategies allows for better outcomes for consultants, proponents, and the community. As there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach that is appropriate for any project, this roadmap sets out to demystify engagement, and uses guiding principles in a framework allowing users help effectively guide their stakeholder engagement process.