04 April 2018 ,  —


Winners to be announced on 17th May in Chicago

With entries from NGOs to airlines, educational institutions to global corporate programmes, the International SOS Foundation 2018 Duty of Care Awards shortlist is revealed today.  This year’s theme for the awards is Empowering Sustainability & Resilience and attracted over 35% more entries than last year, from 42 countries and 59 sectors. The awards honour best practices in mitigating travel, health and security risks for workers crossing borders or posted in challenging or fragile locations. 


Laurent Fourier, Director of the International SOS Foundation, comments, “We are greatly encouraged in our endeavours to further the Duty of Care agenda. We have seen a significant increase in interest and entries in our third year running these prestigious awards. This reflects a growing global drive to improve practices across sectors. ‘Sustainability’ is one of the three new categories year, and it has been one of the most popular. Year on year, organisations are raising the bar in Duty of Care initiatives. Whether protecting a global workforce of business travellers or workers offshore or in remote locations, our panel of judges1 have been very impressed with the high level of expertise and commitment to strategic implementation.”


The winners of the 2018 Duty of Care Awards will be announced at a ceremony during a Gala Dinner in Chicago on 17 May 2018. To learn more visit www.dutyofcareawards.org.

2018 Duty of Care Awards Shortlisted companies and individuals (in alphabetical order in each category)


The Awards will be preceded by the International SOS Foundation Global Duty of Care Summit, a one-day business conference, tailored specifically for stakeholders involved in mitigating health and security risks of a mobile workforce.  Speakers include security, healthcare and compliance leaders from American Airlines, Chubb, Everbridge, GoDaddy, Harris Corporation, Hostage US, Johnson & Johnson, Walgreen Co., Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, The World Bank Group, KPMG and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). 

Tickets for this exclusive event are now available at a special Early Bird price for the Gala Awards Dinner, for the Summit or for a combined Summit and Gala Awards Dinner ticket, at https://www.dutyofcareawards.org/summit.

The Summit and Awards are proud to have the supporting sponsorship of the following organisations in order to make this event possible: Chubb (Gold sponsor), HRG, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Atlas Knowledge, Remote Diagnostic Technologies, Workplace Options, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Everbridge, iRobot and Cigna.


About International SOS Foundation - Ambassadors for Duty of Care

The International SOS Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation, established in 2011 with registered charity status. The International SOS Foundation commissions and shares research and best practice for a greater understanding and mitigation of risks in areas of Duty of Care for the global workforce. Key topics supported via thought-leadership programmes are: risk management, sustainability, prevention and work heath. For more information: www.InternationalsosFoundation.org


Notes to Editors
1 Full list of judges can be found here.