|July 02, 2014|
CWT Works With International SOS To Strengthen Safety and Security Offering
|Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced a global agreement with International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security services company, that will help CWT's customers better protect their business travelers through enhanced medical and security assistance. |
Through a multi-faceted, multi-year agreement with International SOS, CWT customers will have the opportunity to access best in class pre-travel advice, medical and security assistance while travelling abroad along with web-based tools that help to manage employee travel risk, promote advance preparation, compliance, communications and tracking.
Commenting on this initiative, David Moran, CWT's executive vice president, global marketing & enterprise strategy, said, "Safety and security is a crucial part of CWT's service to clients. Through our agreement with International SOS we will strengthen our existing offer by giving clients access to industry leading medical and travel security services. Our mission is to empower travel and security managers with the necessary insight and control, and help companies ensure employee safety and well-being."
Philippe Arnaud, International SOS's chief commercial officer, explained, "We have worked with CWT on behalf of mutual clients since 1998 and this new agreement is a great way of expanding our combined value in supporting organizations and their travelers before and during travel. Achieving a robust safety and security system requires organizations to employ a range of services and International SOS is pleased to work with an organization that has a similar worldwide footprint and who shares this mission."
CWT's multiyear agreement with International SOS will initially roll out in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the U.S. and the U.K.
CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. In 2013, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$26.9 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles.
International SOS is the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 700 locations in 76 countries. Our expertise is unique: More than 10,000 employees are led by 1,200 physicians and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members.
We have pioneered a range of preventative programmes and offer an unparalleled response to emergencies. We are passionate about helping clients put 'Duty of Care' into practice. With us multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.