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JOHNSTON, R.I. USA—FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has received a 2021 “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the National Hurricane Conference (NHC) for its online and interactive Hurricane, Typhoon and Cyclone Loss Control Center.

According to the NHC, the award highlights “individuals or organizations who're doing things in a new or better way and which are worthy of emulation by others around the country.” They characterized the web-based Center as an “innovative program to help guide and educate global business leaders as they consider ways to help prevent loss from hurricanes and similar hazards.” Nearly 19,000 people have visited the site since its launch at the start of the 2020 hurricane season.

“Climate resilience is a choice business leaders can make,” said Jessica Waters, staff vice president, senior engineering technical specialist, natural hazards, at FM Global. “Losses stemming from extreme weather, rising climate-related property risks, increased urbanization in harm’s way and supply chains extending into exposed areas, are largely preventable. We appreciate the National Hurricane Conference for recognizing the Center and helping spread the word.”

FM Global’s Hurricane, Typhoon and Cyclone Loss Control Center is tailored to business leaders who are preoccupied with other day-to-day concerns. It makes it quick, easy and appealing for visitors to educate themselves about resilience strategies that can protect their business, brand, market share and overall value. The center includes video, quizzes and choose-your-own-narrative features to make for an engaging and impactful experience. These techniques put the visitor in the decision-maker’s shoes, illustrating what is at stake – a business’s very viability.

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About FM Global
Established nearly 200 years ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.