Result Group GmbH releases World Threat Map 2019
Authoritarian governments on the rise – a challenge for the safety of companies and business travelers
In 2019, the security situation remains one of the major challenges in many areas of the world. Security is of great importance for corporate activities. Therefore, Result Group GmbH again releases the World Threat Map for the year 2019, providing an overview for globally acting small and medium-sized enterprises, large corporations as well as for business travelers regarding existing security threats.
As can be seen from comparisons with previous years, security threats are stagnating at a high level worldwide. This year’s focus of Result Group security analysts is on the spread and tightening of authoritarian governance. This development affects almost every continent and tends to appear increasingly.
“The spread of authoritarian governments also has direct consequences for the safety of business travelers or expatriates. The increased unpredictability of these countries and the associated lack of reliable planning is the greatest risk for travel and companies in these countries, “says the CEO of Result Group GmbH, Dr. Christoph U. Eichel.
Often it is believed autocratic regimes produce more security for travelers and corporate activities by strengthening the state security forces. Typically, the state’s robust action against criminal or opposition groups is increased, which in turn poses an acute risk for travelers to be affected by the conflicts unintentionally and out of ignorance of local peculiarities. In addition, authoritarian leadership very often deepens societal segregation, which then increasingly leads to strikes, demonstrations or even riots. Economic opportune decisions by these states can also have a negative impact on the business of foreign companies in the country and affect market access.
To be able to cope with these developments and fulfill their duty of care towards their employees company activities in high risk countries increasingly require a holistic management of security risks. Globally increasing dynamics and the resulting uncertainties make more comprehensive crisis and emergency preparedness more necessary, as well as to provide resources for active support and help for travelling employees. Preventive means for companies, above all, the provision of up-to-date information and far-sighted travel planning, which also takes security-relevant developments into account. Reactively, the employer is required to provide at least a contact person around the clock in order to be able to take action in case of emergency.
The Threat Map 2019 is available for download on the Result Group website www.result-group.com.
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