Environmental Justice and Service Equity

The Environmental Justice and Service Equity Team works with SPU and partner departments to realize the goals of the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative.

Our goal is to support SPU in delivering racially inclusive and equitable services. As Race and Social Justice (RSJ) subject matter experts, we provide a framework, guidance, and partner with SPU leadership, branches and project teams to create accountability measures.

Equity Planning and Analysis
Learn how we apply and analyze racial equity in Utility work using a variety of tools and resources.
Branch Equity Teams
Understand how we apply racial equity at every level of the utility through staff involvement, training, and leadership.
Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE)
See how we lead equitable practices for contracting across the Utility through the WMBE Program, which strengthens economic opportunity for the consultant community. 
Community Connections
Learn about the Community Connections program to see how we strengthen the relationship between the Utility and communities of color. 
Meet the Team
Meet the people who are part of the EJSE Team.
Environmental Justice and Service Equity Glossary
Understand the common race and social justice language EJSE uses in our work.

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Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.