COMMUNITY BASED COLLABORATION focuses on the process by which agencies, organizations, businesses make formal, sustained commitments to work together to accomplish a shared vision.

The US Office of Justice website explains that ‘community-based collaboration’ requires a commitment to share decision making and the allocation of human, physical, and financial resources. When industrial communities do not develop a pattern of collaboration, they diminish community development potential. Without collaboration – lack of direction, win-lose behaviors, lack of commitment, and poor planning will be the result. Effective collaboration results in win-win-win situations, from global industrial communities down to individual neighborhoods.

At FERIS we endorse community based collaborations to create healthy, safe, and environmentally sustainable working environments which benefit communities globally.