Business logistics such as supply chains, utilities and transport arrangements can be disrupted by extreme weather events. This is likely to affect businesses across all sectors to some extent, threatening business continuity. Those that rely heavily on utilities, the transport network or who have inflexible supply networks will be particularly vulnerable.

Climate impacts

  • Extreme weather events can cause disruption of supply chains due to:
  • - transport disruption
  • - impact on suppliers, for example flooding of premises
  • - changes in raw material price or availability
  • Extreme weather events can also cause disruption to utilities supply and distribution.