First of its kind agreement will provide a seamless approach to medical, security, tax and immigration risk implications of business travel and overseas assignments
London, 12 July 2018 – International SOS and KPMG LLP, have signed an agreement, which will see the two organisations working together to help clients streamline their travel risk management processes. The collaboration will enable clients to better support employees before, during and after short and long-term travel or assignment. International SOS and KPMG shall be collaborating across their services, including high quality medical and security advice and assistance (provided by International SOS) and expertise in cross-border taxation, social security, immigration and HR policy (by KPMG). Clients will also be able to benefit from time and cost efficiencies.
Marc Burrows, KPMG’s Head of Global Mobility Services said, “We are delighted to launch this collaboration, which will enable organisations to better manage their risk and compliance obligations and future proof their travel compliance processes. Business travel is on the increase as employees support the desire of businesses for greater globalisation. At the same time, employers are under greater scrutiny from global authorities, and subject to greater expectations from their key talent to manage their compliance and Duty of Care obligations.”
Philippe Maezelle, Chief Commercial Officer at International SOS said, “We have been working closely with KPMG for some time and know that formalising our collaborative approach will deliver even more efficient processes for our clients. This collaboration is the first of its kind and will enable travel managers, mobility managers and others responsible for international assignees to address a number of personnel and financial challenges in the ever complex world of travel risk. Working with clients to optimise our complementary services and technology in relation to travel risk, compliance and Duty of Care, allows global employers to take a more holistic approach to business traveller management.”
KPMG and International SOS will work together with organisations to design and implement an end-to-end travel process. The roll-out of this collaboration will initially be available to European headquartered clients, followed by a global roll-out.
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The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help you meet compliance reporting needs for good governance. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.
Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group is trusted by 11,000 organisations, including over half of the Fortune Global 500, multi-national corporate clients and mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 11,000 multi-cultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.
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