Business Continuity Plan
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Thrivent Investment Management, Inc., a subsidiary of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (Thrivent Financial), is committed to ensuring ongoing operations, protecting its business and minimizing loss to its members in the event of a business interruption. The timing and impact of disruptions are unpredictable and will require Thrivent Financial to respond to actual events as they occur. Thrivent Financials' efforts are to ensure that impact to our members is minimized in the event of a business interruption.
Thrivent Financial has established a Business Continuity Management Program which provides guidelines for business continuity plan development, maintenance, assessment, and exercising. Thrivent Financials' Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Program is intended to ensure the resumption of time sensitive business operations in the event of a business interruption.
Thrivent Financials' program begins with each business area reviewing its business processes to determine their criticality based upon their potential member and financial impact to the business. Business areas then develop strategies and procedures to minimize impact to their processes. Critical data and systems are identified and recovery strategies developed. Exercises are conducted to validate continued business functionality. Business continuity plans are updated quarterly and reviewed and signed off on annually.
Thrivent Investment Management Inc.'s business continuity plan strategies provide information on continuity of operations during a variety of interruptions types including: Building Inaccessible, Technology Damage/Cyber Incident, Workforce Reduction, and Vendor Unavailable. Some plans include conducting operations from Thrivent Financials' alternate work sites where business areas continue business operations while accessing Thrivent Financials' production or recovered environment. Thrivent has technical recovery plans and strategies in place to ensure the business recovery priorities can be achieved. Technical recovery plans also ensure processes and procedures are in place to establish a recovery environment of critical applications and infrastructure should an incident occur.
In addition, Thrivent Investment Management Inc. has a plan in place to maintain effective communications with its employees and members during a business interruption.