The latest American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Report Card gave America’s infrastructure a D+ grade. This impacts our resilience against disasters as well as our long-term competitiveness and our ability to become more sustainable.
According to the FBI’s most recent data, there were almost 8 million property crime offenses in the United States in 2015. And, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) estimates, roughly 2 million employees per year are affected by some form of workplace violence.
Join the Corporate Citizenship Center for the Business Excellence in Disaster Response Reception. The reception will take place immediately prior to the annual public-private partnership conference co-hosted by U.S. Northern Command, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA.
About 74% of American small businesses do not have a disaster plan, 84% do not have adequate insurance, and 71% lack a back-up generator. Once hit by a disaster, an eye opening 51% think it will take more than a month, or didn't know how long it would take, to re-open their doors.
Extreme flooding in South Carolina over the past week has damaged homes and businesses, displaced families and individuals, and left at least 17 fatalities in the region. In the wake of disasters such as these, a multi-sector response effort is critical.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss relief efforts after the earthquake in Nepal.
Throughout the years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Awards have recognized businesses for their investment in societal issues including disaster response and community resilience.