29 Aug '11, 10am
Major Retailers Show that Disaster Management is an Integral Part of CSR:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun to study the ways in which the private sector works during emergencies. Since Katrina, this kind of crossover in knowledge is very essential in order to ensure adequate disaster response. The retail sector has a lot of avenues to improve on their disaster responses. Taking a proactive stance towards disaster management is not only good CSR, it simply boils down to good customer service. Ensuring that stores are well stocked and open ensures that most people can get what they need after an emergency. In this way, relief agencies can focus on the less fortunate.