The International SOS Foundation is dedicated to improving the health, safety and security of mobile workers around the world. Started with a grant from International SOS in 2011, it is an independent, not-for-profit organisation.
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.
2017 Duty of Care Summit & Awards
On 29 June 2017, nearly 200 attendees gathered in Berlin for the 2017 Duty of Care Summit and Awards. This event provided a world-class forum to discuss the latest trends and practical trips for mitigating travel, health and security risks to mobile employees. Our 14 speakers included: Chubb Insurance, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), Control Risks, Dow Chemical, Enhesa, KPMG, Thomson Reuters, SAP and others.
The 2017 Duty of Care Awards recognised top programmes to mitigate risks to mobile travellers and employees.
View 2017 Duty of Care Award Winners here.
August 2017: International SOS Foundation becomes a sustaining member of the ICOH, International SOS Commission of Occupational 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.
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.
The International SOS Foundation is a sustaining member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).