Type of organisation: National Emergency Supply Agency
Level of government: Central government
Type of practice: Process
Type of hazard or threat:
Risk management theme: Risk prevention & mitigation
Securing supplies to ensure the continuity of the economic activities and the functioning of critical infrastructure in cases of serious disturbances and exceptional circumstances;
Setting-up private-public partnerships as the primary method for securing supply and developing business continuity;
Implementing technical and financial measures to support the development of business continuity efforts across society production of goods and services necessary in exceptional conditions.
Increased public-private partnerships with companies in critical sectors (now more than 1000) which all yielded a business continuity plan specific to their activities and sector;
Established 7 thematic clusters and dedicated pools to discuss and implement sector-specific supply security and business continuity policies;
Developed the HUOVI portal and the SOPIVA project as continuity-management tools designed to support organizations in their continuity management efforts.
Public bodies within countries should not take full responsibility to maintain the continuity of services, but also the private sector should invest some efforts into preparedness in order to achieve a whole-of-society approach of risk prevention
Incentivising private sector’s efforts in business continuity is essential to facilitate their involvement in these efforts. Evaluating the performance of individual companies is a complementary and efficient way to stir progress.
As security of supplies and continuity of critical infrastructures is market-dependant, specific attention to issues related to fair competition, non-discrimination and equal treatment are fundamental when designing policies