About us

Launched in October 2011, the International SOS Foundation has the goal of improving the safety, security, health and welfare of people working abroad or on remote assignments through the study, understanding and mitigation of potential risks.
The escalation of globalisation has enabled more individuals to work across borders and in unfamiliar environments; exposure to risks which can impact personal health, security and safety increases along with travel. The Foundation is a registered charity and was started with a grant from International SOS. It is a fully independent, not-for-profit organisation.
Our mission is to:
  • Study the potential health, safety and security risks linked to international and remote assignments.
  • Provide information to governments, employers, workers and contractors on the aforementioned risks. 
  • Encourage employers to develop and strengthen their corporate social responsibility in areas in proximity to their worksite.
  • Encourage the development of an international instrument to address the prevention and mitigation of the aforementioned risks as well as guidance on what should be done when an accident, illness or security situation occurs.
  • Provide a means of wide-spread dissemination of information on the aforementioned risks using communications including: leaflets, web-based publications, scientific articles, books, films, meetings and seminars.
  • Conduct other activities in furtherance of the goal as determined by the board of the Foundation.
We will accomplish our aims through research, analysis and study to better understand the risks and improve wellbeing.

For more information, please contact us at info@internationalsosfoundation.org.



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



The International SOS Foundation 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.


The International SOS Foundation is a sustaining member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).