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The medical and security emergency response firm International SOS and the risk management consultancy Control Risks are hailing the ten-year anniversary of their strategic alliance in March 2018. The companies have supported members with over 5.3m pre-travel advisories and over 100,000 situation development or crisis alerts.
David Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Security Services at International SOS, says: “Globalisation and an increasing emphasis on Duty of Care has brought the necessity of robust security risk management programmes to the forefront of the corporate agenda, and business leaders have become increasingly aware that this is an essential aspect of business resilience. Through our partnership with Control Risks, we have been able to take the lead globally in providing expert pre-travel advice, up-to-the-minute situational awareness and on the ground support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our focus on technology enables our clients to know where their people are and our combined strength means that we can provide both security and medical rapid response assistance to them wherever and whenever necessary.”
Richard Fenning, Chief Executive Officer, Control Risks, pictured, adds: “I am delighted that through our alliance with International SOS we have transformed the service we deliver to our clients. Bringing together the capabilities of our two organisations has given international corporations the bedrock they need to ensure that their global workforce receives the medical, security and emergency assistance they need to be successful wherever they operate. Over the decade we have been working together, we have forged a partnership that has proven its success to prevent significant disruption and distress for our clients through awareness building, training and intervention. I am proud that together we have created the market-defining standard in travel security management for clients from right across the world.”
International SOS and Control Risks point also to their proprietary TravelTracker tool, that enables over 2,000 clients to locate over three million employees on demand. Along with the recently launched Incident Support, this provides essential support within the first hour of an incident.