high-risk travel

Keeping Employees Safe in High Risk Locations

Keeping their global business travelers and assignees safe when visiting high-risk travel locations has become much harder for companies than it once was. Not only are employees traveling more to high-risk locations, but more locations (including the U.S.) are considered high risk.

In fact, 30 percent of business travelers recently surveyed by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) said they had had traveled to a destination in the previous year that they or their employers considered risky. Nearly half of those surveyed also said their biggest concern was terrorism, followed by street crime, illness, disease outbreaks, sanitation, property crime/theft, kidnapping, and natural disasters.

To help protect employees in these areas, and to minimize corporate liability, companies are increasingly advised to heed their duty of care obligations. However, unlike other regulatory measures designed to keep employees safe, “duty of care” can be tough to figure out. This msi white paper explains how, with proven strategies for assessing and mitigating organizational risk.