Stakeholder Engagement

SAN engages and collaborates with a wide variety of stakeholders, including residents, local government officials and business leaders, every day. Below are examples of these stakeholder groups:


Stakeholders and other members of the public are welcome to address the Airport Authority Board during the public comment period at any of its public meetings. All Board, Board Committee and Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public, with public comment periods. Airport Authority Board member contact information is also available on the website at www.san.org.

For all major development projects, the Airport Authority follows state and federal Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement guidelines, which includes extensive public comment and public participation requirements.

Materiality Determination

In the 2015-16 timeframe, the Airport Authority's Sustainability Report team provided an opportunity to discuss and capture employees' perspectives on how the Airport Authority's organizational values support progress towards addressing the 20 material issues identified in the report.

In addition to Authority staff, groups surveyed to determine the issues that were most material to the airport included public/passengers, business partners, and the Authority Advisory Committee. Employee and business partner surveys were typically distributed to groups after in-person introductory presentations. Survey responses were anonymous.

The Airport Authority defines materiality based on the priority of each aspect to the business, our stakeholders, and our customers. The Airport Authority's supply chain includes facility tenants along with the goods and services needed for airport operations and construction activity. The Sustainability Report generally addresses Airport Authority activities and does not address the activities of Airport Authority suppliers, tenants, or contractors except where noted.

The matrix depicted below represents organizational values as measured in 2015-16. The Airport Authority intends to issue a new survey to internal and external audiences in the near future to reflect a changing airport environment. 

As always, employees are encouraged to incorporate any of the 20 material issues, if applicable, into their performance goals and work priorities throughout the year.