International SOS and Control Risks Introduces the Global Risk Management Program for the Americas

26 January 2017 ,  —


International SOS and Control Risks, two of the world’s leading medical and security specialists, announce the launch of the Global Risk Management Program, an all-in-one service exclusively available for clients in the Americas.  The Program packages together proven, industry leading, medical and security services to provide a best practice solution tailored to the size and needs of an organization’s traveling population and helping organizations deliver on their health and travel risk management responsibilities.

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“Health and travel safety threats come in a wide range of guises and in today’s environment can often be complex, requiring the understanding, response and support of a number of health and security risk related services. Organizations are seeking a simple, effective and holistic program that helps them and their mobile workforce prepare and manage the unexpected, both medically and security related” said Grant Jeffery, CEO Americas, International SOS.  “With direct market feedback, we developed this program to enable organizations to execute on global business initiatives while helping them to fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities for their business travelers and international assignees.”

A recent Ipsos MORI study of global business decision-makers bears this out. The surveyshowed that 79-percent of respondents in North America believe risk has increased in the past 12 months while half said they expected their investment in travel risk mitigation to increase this year. While headline-making terrorist attacks, civil unrest and Zika are top concerns, other issues, which are often more frequently disruptive to business travel include road accidents, petty crime and health issues. With so many concerns on the corporate agenda, the study reveals a need for organizations to have a reliable source of objective advice to identify issues and provide appropriate travel risk management solutions.

The Global Risk Management Program helps allay these concerns by providing a holistic and seamless service. An initial travel risk management roadmap assessment reviews an organizations travel risk profile, to determine a program of preventative measures combined with critical issues response mechanisms organizations immediately benefit from digital learning and real time traveler tracking, integrated with a global incident response platform providing 24/7 access to doctors and security specialists online, on-call and on the ground.  

This solution is backed by 27 global Assistance Centers and more than 5,800 dedicated medical and security professionals in over 90 countries.   

“As a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, Marsh is committed to providing unrivaled advice and services to help clients manage the broad range of risks they face and pursue growth opportunities,” said William D. Barnett, Managing Director, Client Services at Marsh. “International SOS’ Global Risk Management Program can help organizations effectively and efficiently manage the health and safety of their mobile workforce.”

For more information regarding the Global Risk Management Program, click here.

About International SOS and Control Risks

Our alliance brings together two of the world’s leading medical and security specialists, International SOS and Control Risks. Our combined resources and expertise are well placed to meet the customers’ growing need for integrated travel security risk services. Our solutions ensure that mobile employees are safe and productive and help employers with their duty of care obligations. 50 dedicated experts, located across the globe with access to over 200 dedicated travel security experts through 26 regional Assistance Centres and a partner network of over 700 accredited providers, produce global travel security information and analysis 24/7. We also provide travel security training, preventative travel assessment, support with the development of travel security risk policies, evacuation plans and the latest technology to enable clients to track and communicate with their mobile employees.

1 International Travel: Risks and Reality: The New Normal for Business is an Ipsos MORI research study conducted among 1,119 business decision-makers across 75 countries.  Research was conducted online using representative panels in the period October 6th to October 26th 2016.