Disaster Response Planning 

CSR Role During Disaster 

Although we never want to see disaster happen, every company needs to plan for it. The unexpected news of a disaster occurring can disrupt the communities that businesses serve and where their employees and customers work and live in. All over the world, we see natural catastrophes come unpredictably, from flooding and hurricanes to ice storms and wildfires.

$520 billion

Yearly cost to the global economy from natural disasters 1

~26 million

Yearly number of people pushed into poverty from natural disasters1

2/3

Number of Americans living paycheck to paycheck with no cushion to rebuild.2

Corporate social responsibility touches on all areas of business when a disaster response plan is in motion. Should disaster strike, communities and employees expect support, non-profit organizations and charities need funding, and people ultimately want to know how they can help. When it comes to proactive planning, companies can go above and beyond to ensure resources will be available to keep their employees safe, protect their facilities, and perform recoveries during a disaster response.  

Disaster looks different to everyone. The death of a family member, house fire, sudden illness or accident could happen at any time, to any of your employees. During the pandemic CSR leaders became hyper aware of the needs their community, and own employees. Businesses can be leaders in helping the whole community mitigate risk to bounce back faster and decrease overall costs and disruptions from disasters.

Using CSRconnect for Disaster Campaigns