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3 Tips for Keeping Climate Change from Affecting Your Business

Thursday, May 15, 2014

While there is some controversy as to the causes of climate change, it’s no question that severe weather events can affect business operations. Tornados in the midwest, hurricanes in coastal areas and blizzards in winter can halt business activities for days at a time. It’s important that your business is prepared to weather these storms in the best possible way. Use these three tips to ensure your business or organization is prepared for emergencies when they arise.

  • Backup and Colocate Your Data. Customer information, financials and day to day reporting are key pieces of data for any business and should be protected. Keep multiple copies of files in at least two different places using a flash drive or cloud storage.  It also doesn’t hurt to keep paper copies in case you lose power for an extended period of time and are unable to access your data electronically.
  • Develop an Emergency Plan.  In any emergency, it is good to have a plan. Keep emergency supplies in a workplace storeroom that all employees can access easily.  This emergency kit may include a battery powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries and first aid kit. The American Red Cross also offers an American Red Cross Ready Rating™, a first-of-its-kind membership program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies.
  • Make Your Business Carbon Neutral. Many scientists contend that climate change is the result of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere as a result of human activity. As a business, you can help climate mitigation efforts by becoming carbon neutral. Through use of alternative energy, recycling programs, and carbon offsets, you can ensure your business is helping the environment in a responsible and sustainable way.

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