In 2019, Global Guardian published its inaugural Global Risk Assessment Map. Here, we take a look at some key changes and continuities for 2020. To download the full map, click here.
Duty of Care is a company’s obligation to protect its employees from undue risks. Employers have a duty of care to their employees, meaning that they should take all steps within reason to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees. If an employee is traveling for business purposes, the company he or she works for has a moral and ethical duty not to cause or fail to prevent any physical or psychological harm to the employee.
Over the past decade, China’s middle class has exploded and surpassed the total population of the United States. The growing importance of the Chinese consumer market continues to present an opportunity for companies seeking to expand their market size. Yet, China is a unique place and conducting business in The Middle Kingdom does not come without its risks. In this post, Global Guardian highlights what you need to know for business travel to China.
The recent attacks in Midland–Odessa and in El Paso, Texas as well as the attack in Dayton, Ohio all remind us of the prevalence and lethality of mass shooting incidents in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as: “An individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.” By conservative estimates, there have been over 115 mass shooting incidents in America since 1982.1
Summer is upon us. For many Americans, summer is synonymous with travel, whether for work or leisure. According to Airlines for America, 257.4 million passengers are expected to fly on U.S. airlines between 01 June and 31 August. If you log on to public Wi-Fi at an airport terminal to check your email between flights or browse your credit card statements after a long day of meetings using your hotel’s Wi-Fi network, you are putting yourself and your organization at risk.