The business community
A large part of the essential resources of society is owned by private companies. These resources include a number of power plants, means of transport, health services and telecommunication networks. The economy is largely dependent on the input of private companies and in many municipalities private companies provide many of the basic services. It is therefore essential that the business community is involved in preparing for crises and thus securing functions vital to society.
As a stable and predictable operating environment is the precondition for successful business activities, many companies take the initiative to contribute to upholding security in society. For example transport operators, banks and convenience goods stores which play a central role for the functioning of society are obliged by law to prepare for crises.
The preparedness of the business community is co-ordinated by the National Emergency Supply Agency which is led by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.