As we recently discussed, it is our core responsibility as managers and leaders in the security field to ensure the safety of the people to whom we are accountable, be they international travelers, expatriates, or their dependents. No matter what unexpected challenges are presented – from political unrest, to natural disasters, to concerns of international cyber security risks threatening our global infrastructure – we maintain our goal to fulfill this Duty of Care responsibility in an overarching effort to make the world less dangerous, no matter the destination. Read full blog post
Recent world events show that the unexpected can present challenges in fulfilling our Duty of Care to our international travelers, expatriates and their dependents. Over the past year there was continued unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. We saw tensions between Gaza and Israel, rioting in the Maldives and deteriorating security conditions in the Central African Republic.
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In Step 2 of our “Start to Finish: 8 Essential Steps for Duty of Care,” we took a look at planning strategically, which included defining culture and appetite for risk, ranking stakeholders and reviewing emergency response plans. Read full blog post
In the recent webinar – the first in a series “Start to Finish: 8 Essential Steps for Duty of Care” – an expert panel took a look at analyzing risks and threats to organizations’ global workforces. Read full blog post
The recent violent demonstrations against American diplomatic facilities throughout the Muslim world, coupled with the attack on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya showcases one of hundreds of security threats that your globe-trotting employees may be facing – political uprising. For sound reasons, the news coverage on Libya has been extensive, especially in the United States. But for those of us charged with keeping our “own” safe, it begs many questions: What affect did this attack have on your employees or operations? Was this threat even on your radar screen? REGISTER HERE. Read full blog post
One of the greatest assets an organization has is its people, and this year, Duty of Care was a major focus at the ASIS conference in Philadelphia, with several speaker presentations about best practices and lessons learned. Read full blog post
From airline CEO’s to travel directors, the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – were on the minds of many of the 7,000 people who attended the Global Business Travel Association annual convention this week in Boston. We are also reminded that Duty of Care continues to play an important role in travel and risk management.
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During five years of living and traveling throughout Russia (1988-91, 1999-2001) plus a series of shorter trips to that country, starting in 1987 and continuing through the 1990s, I, like many others, became intensely fascinated by the Russian people and their remarkable culture, to include their history, language, literature, music, theater, cuisine and just general manner of dealing with one another and with non-Russians. Read full blog post
The 2012 Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conference just wrapped up in Philadelphia yesterday. Duty of Care was on the minds of many, including Joan Vincenz, managing director – workers compensation, at United Airlines. She agreed that Duty of Care has been constantly evolving and is top of mind for many organizations. “When employees are in our realm we are morally – and often legally- responsible to get them the care they need,” Joan said. “We provide them with the right resources to get the care they need.” Read full blog post
For many organizations, working and traveling in high risk locations is mission essential, and a tough global economy means companies are pushed to go further to explore new ventures. When business demands that the company take on some level of … Read full blog post