Global Secure Accreditation has issued a warning to corporates of significant potential legal issues of not complying with new standards relating to global travel risk management.
It follows the publication of a whitepaper by law firm Peters & Peters on the legal implications of not adhering to ISO 31030.
Bob Quick, Director at GSA, said: “The Peters & Peters whitepaper clearly demonstrates the potential legal risks facing companies that do not actively address ISO 31030 within their own travel risk management policies. In the view of this leading law firm, ignorance of the standard may not be enough to avoid legal risk if travel goes wrong for employees of companies or other organisations.
“Complying with ISO 31030 should not be challenging for businesses that care about travelling employee well-being, yet recent research showed that more than half of all travel bookers, buyers and managers were still unaware of the requirements of the new global standard.”
The Peters & Peters whitepaper, ‘ISO 31030 Travel Risk Management: Legal implications and risks for organisations’, aims to help corporates with travelling employees become more aware of the risks associated with not acting on the recently published guidance.