The International SOS Foundation was started with a grant from International SOS in 2011. It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with The goal to improve the health, safety, security and wellbeing of people working away from home, internationally and on assignment.
The Foundation has five goals:
- Study and research: better understand the health, safety and security risks linked to global mobility.
- Educate: provide information to workers and contractors, employers and governments on health and security risks.
- Strengthen corporate social responsibility in areas in proximity to worksites.
- Develop an international instrument for health and security risk mitigation.
- Disseminate information on risks to health and security in a variety of formats.
Key activities of the Foundation include research and education on topics concerning Duty of Care, travel risk mitigation and work health.
In 2015, the International SOS Foundation and Prevent were recognised by the Forum of Expatriate Management with an EMMA award for 'Best Thought Leadership' for their study, Return on Prevention: Benefit-cost analysis of prevention measures for business travellers and international assignees.
In 2014, the International SOS Foundation was recognised by the Forum of Expatriate Management with an EMMA award for 'Best Thought Leadership' for its Global Framework.
The International SOS is a civil society member of the Global Road Safety Partnership to help improve road safety and reduce injuries worldwide.
ASEAN-OSHNET: An effective network to foster a safe and healthy working environment for productive and competitive workforce, towards a better quality of life in Southeast Asian nations.