2013 Cone Communications Disaster Relief Trend Tracker

As communities around the world continue to recover from natural disasters on epic scales, citizens look to companies – not just governments or aid organizations – to provide critical relief assistance. According to the 2013 Cone Communications Disaster Relief Trend Tracker, nearly nine-in-10 (87%) global consumers believe companies must play a role in natural disaster response – in part because the majority (69%) thinks corporations are better able to effectively respond.

Key Findings Include:

89% of global citizens think companies should leverage their unique assets to lend support to affected communities (such as mobile response units, in-kind donations and employee volunteers)

87% want companies to play a long-term role in relief efforts, not just immediate recovery

91% feel better about a company after learning about that company’s support of disaster recovery



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