LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International SOS Foundation launches the first annual Global Duty of Care Awards to recognise organisations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to protecting their staff as they travel and work overseas.
The International SOS Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with the goal of improving the safety, security, health and welfare of people working abroad or on remote assignments through the study, understanding and mitigation of potential risks.
Laurent Fourier, Director of the International SOS Foundation, said:
“A considerable amount of effort is involved across departments to support travelling staff. The goal of the awards is to recognise those involved in creating and implementing the programmes that mitigate travel, health and security risks to workers when they are abroad. We want to shine a light on best practices to raise standards in Duty of Care.”
The global call for submissions is now open to all organisations, institutions and non-governmental organisations. The 2016 Global Duty of Care Awards will be presented in the following categories:
2. Thought Leadership
3. Resilient Care
One winner will be chosen and presented an award for each of the five categories. Winners will be announced at the awards gala dinner on Thursday, 16 June 2016 at The Mira Boutique Hotel, Hong Kong.
The judging panel includes internationally recognised leaders in fields related to Duty of Care.1
Information for Entering the Global Duty of Care Awards
- Organisations and individuals may download the nomination form here. Nominations may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The awards entry period closes on Monday, 11 April 2016.
- The awards shortlist announcement will be on Monday, 25 April 2016.
To learn more, visit www.dutyofcareawards.com.
About International SOS Foundation
Established in 2011, the International SOS Foundation ― Ambassadors for Duty of Care www.internationalsosfoundation.org – has the goal of improving the safety, security, health and welfare of people working abroad or on remote assignments through the study, understanding and mitigation of potential risks. The escalation of globalisation has enabled more individuals to work across borders and in unfamiliar environments; exposure to risks which can impact personal health, security and safety increases along with travel.
The foundation is a registered charity and was started with a grant from International SOS. It is a fully independent, non-profit organisation.
For more information on Duty of Care and the International SOS Foundation, please visit http://www.internationalsosfoundation.org/
1 The 2016 Duty of Care Awards judges include:
|Chair: Andrew Sharman||CEO||RyderMarshSharman|
|Wong Kwai Huen, BBS JP||President||Inter-Pacific Bar Association|
|Yuhong Hu, PHD||Professor & Deputy Director General||
National Center for International Exchange & Cooperation of
|Yijie Wang||Chief of Research Division, Employer Department||China Enterprise Confederation & China Enterprise Directors Association (CEC/CEDA)|
|Louis Wustermann||Managing Editor, Regulatory Magazines and Journals||LexisNexis, UK|
|Kevin Myers||President||International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI)|
|Toby Latta||Regional Director||Control Risks, Asia Pacific|
|Brian Friedman||Founder||The Forum for Expatriate Management|
|Franck Baron||Founding Chairman||PARIMA|