Around the world, 3,300 preventable road deaths occur every day, according to the “Global Status Report on Road Safety ,” which was released last year by the World Health Organization. That comes to more than one million deaths a year.
The end of the year is always a good time to reflect. It’s also a time to look ahead to what 2013 may hold and a great time to think about Duty of Care and planning for the coming year. Read full blog post
With one of our 27 assistance centers and administrative offices being located in Philadelphia, “the storm of the century” tested our business continuity plans. Read full blog post
Expatriate or Business Travel; Travel Preparations; Personal Logistical Information; Man-Made or Natural disaster; Corporate vs Client Managed Response Plans; Business Continuity; and Data Protection are only some of the corporate concerns and responsibilities present when preparing employees to travel. I’ll explore these issues further at ASIS in Philadelphia during the session, “Duty of Care: What’s the Security Director’s Role?” on Tuesday, September 11, 1:45 – 3 p.m. Read full blog post
A little over a year ago, I was on the ground in Cairo helping our members evacuate from Egypt. Today, my colleagues are on the ground in Egypt and many of you are finding yourselves behind closed doors in the position of looking at the situation again there and strategizing next steps.
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Participants in the International SOS Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study ranked Mexico as the most dangerous place to do business, above countries like Iraq, Nigeria and even Afghanistan. That begs the question about risk perception vs. reality about a country that, for the most part and in the majority of its territory, offers a benign business traveler environment. 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
No two companies or organizations are exactly alike – each faces unique challenges, especially when it comes to supporting employees who work abroad. These differences necessitate a customized approach to risk management. Read full blog post
When Egypt erupted in the spring, I was on-the-ground assisting clients. All this week, I fielded many calls for advice and assistance as the situation is beginning to escalate once again with Egyptian elections coming up on Monday. Preparation is key for organizations today that have expats, business travelers and others in the region. To help ensure you’re prepared, we’re hosting complimentary webinars Monday, Nov. 28 and Tuesday, Nov. 29. Read full blog post
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