Two Weeks Left to Enter the 2018 Global Duty of Care Awards: Submission Window Closes on 11 March 2018

Empowering Sustainability and Resilience

Awards open to SMEs, MNCs, NGOs & IGOs in all sectors and operating in all regions internationally

TREVOSE, Pa.--()--Submissions for the only Duty of Care Awards for the global workforce close in two weeks, on 11 March 2018. The awards are free to enter and are open to all organisations and individuals with programmes in mitigating travel, health and security risks for workers crossing borders or posted in challenging locations. Submissions are encouraged from those working in HR, Occupational Health & Safety, Medical, Security, Risk Management, Travel Management, CSR and sustainability, in private and public sectors as well as IGOs and NGOs.

The 2018 Global Duty of Care Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  1. Communication
  2. Innovation
  3. Resilient Care
  4. Remote Healthcare
  5. Thought Leadership
  6. Aviation (new category)
  7. Education (new category)
  8. Sustainability (new category)
  9. Ambassador of Duty of Care (individual)

Now in its third year, the awards introduces a theme of ‘Empowering Sustainability and Resilience’, reflecting how travel risk management is essential for long-term business growth. The awards will be supported by a panel of sector-leading expert judges and a host of internationally recognised organisations.

Laurent Fourier, Director of the International SOS Foundation, said, “As sustainability and resilience become increasingly critical for commercial success to organisations worldwide, we know that there are some great best practice programmes in place. Entry into the awards will make sure these are recognised on a global platform. We would urge all organisations consider entering, and be recognised along with previous winners that include Marks & Spencer, Nestlé Australia Ltd., Johnson & Johnson and Toyota Boshuku among others.

Information for Entering the Global Duty of Care Awards:

  • To learn more, visit Organisations and individuals may enter here.
  • The awards entry period closes on Sunday 11 March 2018.
  • The awards shortlist announcement will be on Thursday 5 April 2018.
  • Awards ceremony to take place in the Palmer Hilton Hotel in Chicago, USA, on Thursday 17 May 2018

The 2018 Duty of Care Awards will be preceded by the Duty of Care Summit, held on the same day. The summit brings together industry-leading experts for discussion, debate, practical case studies and invaluable networking on protecting mobile workers and mitigating risks. Speakers include security, healthcare and compliance leaders from American Airlines, Chubb, Columbia University, Everbridge, GoDaddy, Harris Corporation, Hostage US, Johnson & Johnson, Sony Pictures Entertainment, United Airlines, Walgreen Company, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, The World Bank Group, KPMG and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).

The Gold Sponsor for the Awards and Summit is Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property & casualty insurance company. Silver Sponsors include Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT) and Workplace Options (WPO); Bronze Sponsors include Cigna.

Notes to Editors

Find photos and biographies on all judges here:

2018 Global Duty of Care Awards judging panel


    Title     Organisation

Head of Awards Jury:


Kathy Seabrook CSP (US), FFIOSH (US), EuroSHM

    Founder & President     Founder and President of Global Solutions Inc. (GSI), Chair of the Board, Center for Safety and Health Sustainability & Past President, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Captain Gary Brunette

    Branch Chief     Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Dr Walter Eichendorf

    Deputy Director General     German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)

Eddie Everett

    Managing Partner     Control Risks, Americas

Brian Friedman

    Founder     The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM)

Gareth Jones

    Acting President & CEO     Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Greeley Koch

    Executive Director    

Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)

Kevin Maloy

    Deputy Executive Director     Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)

Kevin Myers CBE

    President     International Association of Labour Inspection (IALA)

Steve Pottle

    Incoming Vice-President     Risk Management Society (RIMS)

Elizabeth West

    Editor-in-Chief     Business Travel News and Travel Procurement

Louis Wustermann

    Managing Editor     Regulatory Magazines and Journals, LexisNexis, UK

Gavin Galimi

    Deputy General Counsel     United Healthcare Speciality – Benefits

Tony Tyler

    Former Director General & CEO     International Air Transport Association (IATA)

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. It is a fully independent, non-profit organisation. For more information, please visit


International SOS
Amanda Davis
Marketing Communications Manager, Americas West
+1 805 657 8674


International SOS
Amanda Davis
Marketing Communications Manager, Americas West
+1 805 657 8674