International SOS Foundation Duty of Care Awards Shortlist Announced

Organisations show increased commitment To Duty of Care Awards with Increase in Entries and Sponsors from Around the Globe

LONDON--()--The International SOS Foundation 2017 Duty of Care Awards have attracted almost 20% more entries than last year, and sponsors from industry leaders including headline sponsor Chubb, the world’s largest listed property and casualty insurer.1

Today, The Foundation also reveals the outstanding initiatives in nine categories from Return on Investment to Innovation that have been shortlisted for this year’s Awards.

Laurent Fourier, Director of the International SOS Foundation, comments, “Organisations are raising the bar in Duty of Care initiatives and our panel of judges2 have been particularly impressed with the high level of expertise and commitment to strategic implementation. We are encouraged in our endeavours by the increase in entries in our second year running these prestigious awards.

We are also delighted to have sponsors coming on board this year and our recently announced one day Summit. Our sponsors share our ambition to increase the awareness of Duty of Care for the mobile workforce that we feel becomes more vital by the day, as the mobile workforce grows.3

Drazen Jaksic, Senior Vice President, Accident and Health for Chubb in Europe and Eurasia and Africa, said, “Duty of Care is vitally important to our organisation and the clients we support and features heavily in our proposition. We are proud to sponsor the International SOS Foundation Duty of Care Awards and Summit in its role of spearheading and enabling the sharing of best practices worldwide.”

The winners of the 2017 Duty of Care Awards will be announced at a ceremony during a Gala Dinner in Berlin on 29 June. To learn more visit

The Awards will be preceded by the International SOS Foundation Duty of Care Summit, a one-day business conference, tailored specifically for stakeholders involved in mitigating health and travel security risks of a mobile workforce. This Summit will bring together leading experts from around the globe, providing insight and share expertise on latest industry trends, discuss best practices in Duty of Care in an exclusive and conversational environment. Tickets for this exclusive Summit are now available at a special Early Bird price of €219 or €359 for a Summit and Gala Awards Dinner ticket, at


Duty of Care Awards shortlist:

Category: Shortlisted companies


Allstate Insurance Company


Arla Foods


Ausenco Limited


PTT Exploration & Production Public Company Limited


General Mills, Inc


Kongsberg Gruppen




Marks and Spencer plc


Nippon Steele & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd.


Saab AB

Ambassador of Duty of Care


CMI Groupe


Genpact Limited


Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd


pladis Global


Zebra Technologies

Resilient Care:


The North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo)


Engineers Without Borders USA


Fairfax Media


Harris Corporation




Mondi Group


Petronas Carigali Nile Ltd


pladis Global


Toyota Boshoku


Weir Minerals Europe

Remote Healthcare:






Forbes Bumi Armada


Kinross Gold Corporation Inc.


Nestlé Australia Ltd


Reliance Industries Limited


SP Armada Oil Exploration PVT LTD.


ABB Asea Brown Boveri, Ltd


Cisco Systems, Inc.




Johnson & Johnson


McDonald's Deutschland LLC


Reliance Industries Limited


Saab AB




SMS Group GmbH


Unilever Plc



Aditya Birla Group


Allstate Insurance Company


English Schools Foundation (ESF)




Marks and Spencer plc


WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG

Thought Leadership:



Johnson & Johnson


Micron Technology, Inc


Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd.


Sule Shangri-La, Yangon

Return on Investment in Travel Risk Mitigation:




Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.




FirstRand Group


Sanofi Pasteur


Schlumberger Limited

German Mittelstand: Duty of Care Programme:








SGF GmbH & Co. KG


Welthungerhilfe e.V.

About International SOS Foundation

Established in 2011, the International SOS Foundation - Ambassadors for Duty of Care - 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

1 Other sponsors include Barmenia, CWT and Alcoa.

2 Full list of judges can be found here.

3 The global mobile workforce is set to increase from 1.45b in 2016, accounting for 38.8% of the global workforce, to 1.87b in 2022, accounting for 42.5% of the global workforce, Strategy Analytics ‘Global Mobile Workforce Update 2016-2022’.


International SOS Foundation
Suzanne Withers, Head of Group PR
T: 0208-762-8494

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INTERNATIONAL SOS FOUNDATION DUTY OF CARE AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED Organisations show increased commitment To Duty of Care Awards with Increase in Entries and Sponsors from Around the Globe


International SOS Foundation
Suzanne Withers, Head of Group PR
T: 0208-762-8494