Discussion

Assignment:

Research the  BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in 2010 . Very briefly introduce the company and the incident that occurred. Based on the nature of the event or disaster, did the organization have an environmental or social responsibility to its community? If not, explain. If so, did the organization do enough to address any impact or damage inflicted on either? Consider the organization’s corporate culture and its general business practices, did either contribute or had a role in the incident occurring? If not, what other internal or external failure transpired which contributed to the event or disaster? Elaborate on all of your responses.

Now reflect on the organization’s before, during, and after the incident preparedness. Which aspect of the organization’s contingency plans were underdeveloped or not developed – its incident response, disaster recovery, business continuity, or a combination of these plans? Connect what you have learned about the incident to the learning objectives in the course. The plan or plans you have identified as being either underdeveloped or not developed, what element(s) or component(s) would you have included in the document(s) to anticipate, respond, or recover from the event? Why do you believe these actions, procedures, or policies would have worked? Elaborate on all of your responses. In addition to academic and reputable industry resources, suggestions and recommendations to include in the identified plan(s) must incorporate insight from Whitman, Mattord, and Green (2014).

 
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