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Duty of Care: Company Responsibilities in International Trips


The Duty of Care is a legal and moral obligation that requires organisations to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their employees while traveling for work.

The legal obligations of a company go beyond contracting travel insurance, since they require that the company have an initial plan for health and safety risks during travel, a process for identifying them, proactive management and a capacity of full action regardless of insurance coverage. In practical terms, it means that different departments such as HR, Travel, PRL, Risk and Operations coordinate comprehensive management of the specific risks that impact displaced personnel.

This paper, prepared in partnership with Garrigues, provides practical guidance on how organisations can meet their Duty to Protect obligations, including how to assess risks, make decisions and empower travellers.

Please note this paper is in Spanish.