USA - EQS Newswire - 21 November 2019 - CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, and
its Energy, Resources and Marine (ERM) division, found through independent
research, that only 52% of C-suite and senior executives say their
organizations have traveler health and safety programs in place. While only 32%
say their organizations measure and report on the impact of traveler
well-being, according to CWT ERM's annual report, 2020 Vision: A Close Look at the Well-Being of Traveling
Employees, published today.
This year's ERM report is the first to focus primarily on
the well-being of traveling employees and includes an independent global survey
of nearly 400 C-suite executives and senior leaders in the oil and gas
"The energy, resources and marine industries have long
been leaders in understanding and addressing health and safety for their
traveling workforce, not least because of the complexities ERM travelers
uniquely face en route to, and when they arrive at, their often-remote
destinations," said Raphaël Pasdeloup, Senior Vice President and Global
Head of CWT ERM.
"We're going beyond just getting employees to their
worksites safe and on time. We want to make sure they are rested when they get
to work too," he added. "As such, we want to encourage organizational
cultures that support the well-being of traveling employees while they're on
the job, and after they've returned to their normal routines through monitoring
and measured assessments. As our report shows, more work needs to be done in
The 'always-on' work culture and impact on decision-making
As work-related travel continues to rise and traveling
employees are becoming more connected than ever before, the notion of always
being on, regardless of the time zone, and the lack of privacy and downtime, is
making travel more stressful today than in the past, the report finds. And in
ERM, this could pose an immediate safety risk, where fatigue-induced
decision-making, while on a rig or inside a mine, could put a worker in harm's
Organizations' top priorities
when it comes to traveler well-being
Safety and risk mitigation emerged on top of an
organization's highest priorities when it comes to the health and safety of
traveling employees, with concerns over productivity, health, and well-being
coming close behind, according to the report.
In addition to adopting new technologies to manage issues
like fatigue, jet lag, exercise and nutrition, the report also offers
recommendations on building an organizational culture that supports employee
well-being, including getting buy-in from leaders making travel-related
decisions and defining targeted interventions to support wellness while
About the survey
The independent survey
was conducted through the oilandgaspeople.com, a jobs and news source for the
oil and gas industry with over three million members. The survey took place in
September 2019 with 388 respondents that are C-suite and senior executives in
leadership roles in the oil and gas industry globally. About 26% of respondents
were from North America, 22% Europe, 19% from Africa, and 33% from
Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East.
About CWT Energy, Resources & Marine
With 40 years of
experience, CWT Energy, Resources & Marine (ERM) provides specialist travel
management solutions for many of the world's leading companies in the oil &
gas, mining, offshore, marine and alternative energies industries. Operating in
some of the most remote and inaccessible parts of the world, as well as more
mainstream locations, ERM works to make the complex easy when it comes to
getting people safely and efficiently to their place of work. We facilitate the
movement of thousands of travelers every day, including 900 crew rotators,
across 150 countries, using innovative technology along with accurate, reliable
and simple solutions from flight bookings and crew rotations, to ground
transportation and accommodation.
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