Growing Corporate Care in China

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China’s dramatic growth is not news to anyone. An impoverished nation just a few decades ago, the transformation has been unprecedented in scale. Around 500 million people have been lifted out of poverty over this 30 year period, and this is a trend set to continue. By 2030 it is predicted that the middle class in China will number 1 billion people. Read full blog post »

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Are the Sins of the Subsidiaries Catching Up to Parent Companies When it Comes to Fulfilling Duty of Care?

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The courts in some parts of the world are helping to refine the responsibilities around Duty of Care for multinational companies that have subsidiaries or sub-contractors working on their behalf. A story I read in the Economist on May 26 summarizes a recent UK court case that further supports this conclusion published in the 2009 white paper Duty of Care of Employers for Protecting International Assignees, their Dependents and International Business Travelers, “Case law has established that multi-national companies cannot delegate their Duty of Care responsibility to their subcontractors or agents.” Read full blog post »

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Duty of Care in Action: What’s HR’s Role?

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In the past 60 days alone, colleagues at Latham & Watkins LLP have booked trips to Egypt, India, Ethiopia, Guinea and Iraq. They make thousands of trips each year based on client needs to destinations that range from insignificant to extreme when it comes to risk. REGISTER HERE Read full blog post »

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Duty of Care: Global Benchmarking Study Released

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I’m excited to start the discussion on a first-of-its-kind report, Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management International Benchmarking Study. This comprehensive paper released by International SOS surveyed 718 respondents from 628 organizations with global operations on a wide range of issues related to international travel, measuring Duty of Care knowledge and best practices. This document is a natural extension of the ground-breaking report that International SOS issued in 2009 on Duty of Care. REGISTER HERE. Read full blog post »

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Duty of Care: Global Benchmarking Study

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The definition of workplace is constantly evolving as globalization continues. So too has the understanding of duty of care. To find out just how much, International SOS undertook a comprehensive benchmarking study – the first of its kind – to measure best practices that organizations have in place, as well as duty of care habits. Read full blog post »

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