U.S. East ranks in top 10 of FM Global 2018 Resilience Index

THE U.S. EAST region ranked No. 10 on the 2018 Resilience Index compiled by FM Global. Above, a screenshot of the index's interactive online tool. / COURTESY FM GLOBAL
THE U.S. EAST region ranked No. 10 on the 2018 Resilience Index compiled by FM Global. Above, a screenshot of the index's interactive online tool. / COURTESY FM GLOBAL

JOHNSTON – The United States East region, which includes eastern U.S. coastal states from Texas to Maine, scored an 88.6 out of 100, ranking No. 10 of a group of 130 countries and three U.S. regions in FM Global’s annual Resilience Index.

The index is intended to allow companies to compare risk in nearly 130 countries and regions around the world.

This year, the U.S. East region retained its  top 10 rank from 2017, although its point todal dropped slightly from 89.2 one year prior.

The U.S. East region ranked its best for risk quality factors, second best for the supply chain metrics and its worst for its economic rating.

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The region ranked No. 6 in the world for risk quality, with a score of 95 out of 100. The region received a 65.8 out of 100 for cyber risk resiliency, ranking No. 41 in the world. the region also ranked No. 1 for its fire risk quality, No. 19 for its natural hazard risk quality and No. 46 for its exposure to natural hazard.

The U.S. East also ranked well for its supply chain, ranking No. 9 in the world with a score of 87.7. The region scored well for supply chain visibility, local supplier quality and quality of infrastructure, all ranking in the top 10 in the world. The region ranked No. 21 in the world for its control of corruption.

The U.S. East region had an economic resilience index rating of 59.7, the No. 26 ranking in the world, with a 72.5 out of 100 for its urbanization rate, and ranking No. 10 for productivity in the world with a rating of 47.1.

Switzerland ranked No. 1 overall in this year’s report, with a score of 100 out of 100.

More information on the Resilience Index and information on other regions and countries  is available at the FM Global website.

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.