Duty of Care under Swiss Law
The Duty of Care Maturity Model indicates what safety and security risk management processes Swiss NGOs have to put in place, so that they can improve their Duty of Care towards staff working outside of headquarters. The model is based on a joint study by the Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF, formerly EISF), cinfo and the Swiss Security Network.
At a glance
Due to increasing fragile contexts worldwide, safeguarding staff abroad is crucial for organisations active in international cooperation. Yet organisations are often unaware of their legal obligations towards safeguarding their staff abroad.
The maturity model serves as a learning tool for Swiss NGOs to understand and improve their maturity in safety and security risk management-related duty of care processes. In particular, the model shows key Duty of Care processes, measures maturity across five levels, does not set Duty of Care standards.
The model is based on a joint study by the Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF, formerly EISF), cinfo and the Swiss Security Network. Information was gathered through literature research, an online survey and key informant interviews with 26 security focal points of major European and American NGOs. The study collected good practice examples and identified key processes that support meeting each of the four duties: duty of information, duty of prevention, duty of monitoring, duty of intervention.
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Self-assessment online tool
Evaluate your organisation's maturity in regards to safety and security, and improve your Duty of Care towards staff working outside of headquarters: