I recently wrote the blog, What does a Travel Management Company do? In the process of writing it, I realized that we use industry phrases, assuming everyone understands what we are referring to. Take Duty of Care for instance. If you were to ask your next door neighbor, your hair dresser and your mother what Duty of Care is, you will probably get three totally different answers. I even googled Duty of Care and found more than three different definitions! But this definition by Merriam-Webster was the most simple and straightforward: ‘a duty to use due care toward others in order to protect them from unnecessary risk of harm’.
Duty of Care and your travel management program
So what does that mean for travel? Simply put, it is an employers moral and legal obligation for the safety of their employees while traveling. In the university setting, this even includes students! Many countries, including the US, are in the process of developing strict laws to help protect business travelers. But until these laws are worldwide and regulated, corporations and universities without a managed travel program run the risk of serious consequences in the event of an emergency.
How SecurityLogic assists with Duty of Care responsibility
To assist corporations and universities with their duty of care obligations, Christopherson Business Travel developed SecurityLogic. Our clients have access to global alerts and valuable tools to ensure the safety of your travelers. With SecurityLogic, travel managers can access real-time security, weather, flight delays, and disaster alerts. They are then automatically pushed to travelers via text and email. And, with the intuitive Safety Check feature, you can also request safety verification from your travelers anywhere in the world.
SecurityLogic provides multiple global map overlays, and because all travel information is geocoded to street-level accuracy, you can zoom in on any country, city, or street to find your travelers through the tool’s customized search options. With customized search options our clients can quickly locate their travelers by name, department, date, and/or location.
An effective duty of care program is essential for every corporation and university. To discuss if SecurityLogic is a good fit for your company, feel free to contact us using the form on this page.
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