The ground-breaking collaboration between International SOS and AOKpass to develop a global digital health pass solution has been awarded “Most Transformational Collaboration” at the annual Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) Awards 2021. AOKpass is a privacy-preserving, secure and interoperable system for issuing and verifying a user’s health status anywhere in the world which was jointly developed by International SOS, the world’s largest health and security services firm, and AOKpass, a Singapore-based start-up.
The SICC Awards was established in 2015 to recognise, celebrate and learn from the Singapore’s champions of collaborative innovation. Over 200 guests attended the sixth edition of the awards physically and virtually, which was held on 19 October 2021.
Since February 2020, AOKpass and the International SOS group of companies, including Medaire (Aviation & Maritime division), have collaborated closely to develop the AOKpass mobile application for deployment across airports, airlines, employers, and live events worldwide to support a safer and more efficient return to travel, work, and play. In September 2020, AOKpass launched the world’s first deployment of a digital health pass system to facilitate the safe and efficient resumption of international travel following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, AOKpass may be used at 140 airports and many major airlines across the world to securely verify travellers’ COVID-19 test results while retaining the privacy of their personal health data. Looking ahead, the two companies are working to empower organisations with a safe and sustainable return to the workplace with secure issuance and verification of the health status of employees through a single platform.
Ms Juliana Gim, Managing Director for International SOS in Singapore, said:
As the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the need for a secure, private, and reliable means of verifying an individual’s health status, that paves the way for the future of work and travel. We also recognised the challenges and complexities of developing a platform on this scale, especially with the need for multilateral cooperation to truly enable wide-spread adoption. Throughout these challenges, we are privileged to have partnered with AOKpass to realise our vision for a holistic digital health solution that can be readily implemented anywhere, and which helps sovereign countries and organisations to take steps towards meeting their Sustainability Development Goals like “Good Health and Wellbeing”. The recognition from the SICC Awards is testament to the monumental effort that the teams have put in to making this project a success.
Mr Darren Toh, Chief Executive Officer at AOKpass, said:
Embarking on this journey with International SOS has been incredibly fulfilling, as we continue to build a holistic enterprise solution for corporates, governments, airports, airlines, event organisers, and organisations to enable a safe and secure return to work, travel, and play. Throughout this partnership, we have unearthed new pathways to overcome operational and regulatory hurdles with a firm determination to communicate, collaborate, adapt and innovate. We will continue to unlock new use-cases for AOKpass for businesses across all sectors. With our pioneering blockchain-enabled technology and development capability, we have already developed the most operationally advanced global health pass solution for any and all use cases.
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Gillian Pinto, Black Dot for International SOS
Notes to Editors
About the International SOS Group of CompaniesThe International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, your organisation's reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.
Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group, headquartered in London & Singapore, is trusted by more than 9,000 organisations, including the majority of the Fortune 500, as well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 13,000 multicultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.
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AOKpass is the blockchain based digital health certification co-founded by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and global industry leaders in health and certification services, International SOS and SGS Group. It is the world’s most operationally advanced secure health certificate platform and app. Deployments of AOKpass have already involved over 600 flights, reflecting its strong focus on forming local, regional and global alliances for interoperability across jurisdictions and industries. It also has an extensive international network of over 80,000 accredited clinics and health providers already in place, AOKpass aims to be the globally trusted digital infrastructure for international health records verification. AOKpass collects no medical information from its users and applies medical, government and industry standards to ensure seamless travel through multiple jurisdictions.
MedAire, an International SOS company, has been a partner to the aviation industry since 1985. MedAire provides fully integrated travel health and security solutions to over 150 of the world’s leading airlines and more than 4,000 private aircraft including 75% of fortune 100 companies. Integrated solutions include real-time advice and assistance, training, equipment, and professional services for crew and passengers both in and beyond the cabin. MedAire’s MedLink and Global Response Centre, handle thousands of calls a year to help crew and passengers manage medical and travel safety events in the air and on the ground with 24/7 access to emergency care doctors, nurses and aviation security specialists.