Vanity or ice cream disappearing from the stores is one side of the hot weather. On the other hand there is a decrease in employee productivity and overloaded power plants.
In the short term, high temperatures cause more water or ice cream sales, but on the other hand, the economy suffers, for example due to lower productivity. High temperature forces companies – from offices to shops – to invest in air conditioning, which then makes their day-to-day costs.
What is a dramatic problem for some people may be a business opportunity for others. Summer heat is a free advertising campaign for the HVAC industry (heating, ventilation, air conditioning). Air conditioning systems are already standard equipment for new office buildings. Installation companies estimate that about 20-30 percent. owners of single-family houses also decides to install them. Heat is traditionally enjoyed by producers of juices, drinks and mineral waters, which we drink more and more. Last year, we needed 2.2 billion liters of carbonated beverages and about 3.4 billion liters of bottled water to quench our thirst. This year is not enough.
The breweries for which heat is manna from heaven do not hide joy.
Because the matter of weather has a fundamental significance for the brewery, the company does not leave everything blind. He tries to anticipate the aura and plan production and sales using weather models. Weather risk management is an increasingly common practice in Polish companies. A new specialty – a consultant for climate issues was born.
The climate is becoming more and more capricious, and business is more and more sensitive to such fluctuations. Even small changes in weather translate into lost or lost millions. The obsession with cutting costs has made the company’s procedures adapt to the typical weather. Any disorder causes fatal consequences. Because the supply did not arrive on time, the wind destroyed the power line, the water flooded the warehouse, etc. Meanwhile, there will be more and more such phenomena.