International SOS and Chinese Enterprise Association (Singapore) have signed a partnership agreement. The two parties will work together to assist the members of the association to protect the health and safety of employees, raise awareness of risk prevention in overseas operations, and enhance the commercial resilience of business operations.
Chinese enterprises are paying more attention to overseas operations. International SOS will provide medical and security risk prevention and management solutions for members of the association. It will help Chinese enterprises to reduce overseas operational risks and support them with their “go global” strategies from their bases in Singapore.
Leaders of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore participated in the signing ceremony, under the joint witness of a number of government officials, business and international SOS representatives. Qiu Zhikun, president of the Chinese Enterprise Association (Singapore), and Tan Mui Huat, President and CEO, Asia, International SOS, signed the partnership agreement. At the same time, the Chinese Enterprise Association (Singapore) also recognised International SOS as their 'Travel Safety and Health Ambassador'.
Chinese companies have adopted Singapore as one of the footholds for internationalisation. In the process of expanding their business to the Asia-Pacific region, and the world, there is a need for professional organisations to help them carry out medical and travel safety management. In response to the needs of Chinese companies expanding overseas, International SOS has also designed integrated medical and safety based on the “3A model” – Assess, Advice and Assist. Risk prevention and control solutions help companies effectively identify, prevent and respond to risks and enhance the sustainable development of business operations.”
According to the agreement, International SOS will provide members of the association with practical training on medical safety skills and share cutting-edge information; actively participate in and assist the association to organise first-aid training, health promotion lectures; provide medical and travel security risk management advice and assistance to members of the association. It will support Chinese organisations to enable better fulfilment of Duty of Care obligations and achieve sustainable development of the company.
Qiu Zhikun, president of the Chinese Enterprise Association (Singapore), said: “Singapore is one of the preferred foreign investment destinations for Chinese companies and an important platform for Chinese companies to go global. The complex security environments and different standards for medical facilities overseas pose a challenge to the medical, health and safety of the employees of Chinese enterprises. The Chinese Enterprise Association (Singapore) is pleased to sign a memorandum of understanding with International SOS to jointly safeguard the new security operations and overseas business development of Chinese enterprises."
Tan Mui Huat, President and CEO, Asia, International SOS, said: "International SOS has a global service network and solutions to provide comprehensive health and safety protection for employees and promote the sustainable growth of global business. International SOS is pleased to partner with Chinese Enterprise Association (Singapore) to provide members with world-class service, advanced management perspectives and best practices for overseas risk prevention and management, provide security for new operations in China, and develop smoothly in Asia Pacific and globally."
After the signing of the memorandum, International SOS held the "Travel Risk Outlook 2019 Seminar". This discussed new changes, new challenges and new programmes in the Asia-Pacific region and global health and safety risks in 2019. The conference also provided risk mitigation recommendations to help Chinese companies cope with the various security and medical risks that their growing global workforce may encounter.
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