Responding to disasters: a guide

The information below, collated with the help of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) helps businesses prepare for and respond to international disasters while making the best decisions for your company, and signposts you to a variety of useful humanitarian organisations and publications.

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The publication of the pages was originally made possible by GlaxoSmithKline and BSkyB, and other members of Business in the Community, who were keen to improve the ways in which businesses work in partnership with humanitarian organisations.

Planning for a disaster - Where to Start

Learn about the 9 key steps your business should follow to be ready to help respond to a disaster: learn how to plan, execute and evaluate your response.

Corporate Giving

How can you help? Find out how best to make cash donations, and donate time, products or services

Creating a Disaster Policy

FInd out how you can create an agreed response policy for your company, which can be implemented in an emergency

Disaster strikes - How to respond

If you have an allocated Emergency Response Team or a response policy, follow this link to find out how your company can immeditately respond.

Engaging Employees

How can you support staff who want to help? FInd out more about employee volunteering, employee secondments and payroll giving

How BITC's members have responded to disasters

Read reports from Business in the Community's members outlining some of the efforts being made by business to respond to the devastating crisis in Haiti, to the Nepal earthquake and how they've helped the victims of cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

International Disaster Relief Award

Recognising businesses that can demonstrate positive disaster relief action in the immediate aftermath of international disasters.

Read more.

Business supports victims of cyclone Pam

Read how business is using its skills and resources in the aftermath of cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

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