The success of a company's response to a hurricane, tornado, fire, or flood depends on advanced planning. Business continuity planning involves documenting the procedures, policies, and information intended to deliver continuity of critical functions in the event of any major disruption.
The role of employers is important. They can involve the local community in company business continuity planning. To maximize the success of corporate response planning, companies should communicate openly with state and local public health and law enforcement agencies.
Preparing Your Company for a Natural Disaster: A Hurricane Harvey Case Study
This infographic provides a look at how employers can prepare for and handle natural disasters.
Employer Response to Hurricane Harvey
This survey looks at how employers are handling operations as well as supporting employees in these areas. Specifically, this survey asks about prevalence of emergency relief funds, financial support and other benefits that are being offered to affected employees. Additionally, this survey looks at corporate giving programs and business continuity plans. Nineteen members of the Business Group responded to this survey.
Natural Disaster Response:
Stepping Up, Giving Back and Leading Forward
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, employers have a significant role in providing needed leadership and assistance to employees, families and communities. Their contributions are often critical to the physical and emotional recovery of those affected.
Emergency Relief Funds
Employee Emergency Relief Funds (ERFs) can be a valuable benefit to employees facing financial hardship due to an unexpected natural disaster or domestic abuse.
Blog Post: Employers Have Been Quick to Offer Aid after the Devastation of Hurricane Harvey
Business Group members, including Aetna, Amazon, Apple, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Google, GE, Home Depot, Humana, Lowe’s, JP Morgan Chase, PepsiCo, Starbucks, UPS, Walmart, and Wells Fargo, quickly stepped up to donate millions to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Natural Disaster Response: Stepping Up, Giving Back and Leading Forward
The National Business Group on Health committed 10% of every Workforce Strategy 2017 registration received after September 11th to aid hurricane relief efforts in Houston.