International SOS Foundation: 2018 Duty of Care Awards Shortlist Announced

Winners to be announced on 17th May in Chicago

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

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



Allstate Insurance Company




CJ Group (CJ Cheiljedang)

Education New Zealand

Ernst & Young

European Central Bank

Global Business Travel Association


Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

Murphy Oil Corporation

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Walgreen Co.




Aditya Birla Group

Allstate Insurance Company

Amec Foster Wheeler



Commonwealth Bank of Australia





Jacobs Engineering

McDonald’s Germany LLC

United Networks


Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA


Remote Healthcare:


China Machinery Engineering Corporation

Exxon Neftegas Limited

Shapoorji Pallonji Bumi Armada Offshore Private

Huawei - China

PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara

Qinghai Dachadan Mining Limited, Yitai Resources

Samsung Engineering Co Ltd

Vision Screening Ministries International Africa




Air Transport International

American Airlines


Menzies Aviation

Virgin Australia Airlines


Thought Leadership:


Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

CBM International



Fisher Phillips

Global Business Travel Association

Jaguar Land Rover

JMJ Associates

Newmont Mining Corporation

Stonewall Equality Ltd

Resilient Care:



Education New Zealand

Ernst & Young

Exxon Neftegas Limited

FirstRand Bank (PTY) Ltd

Harris Corporation

Heartland Alliance International


Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

Nuru International

Petronas Carigali Nile Ltd

S&P Global


Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA



Global Glimpse

Khidmat-e-khalq Foundation

LDi Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mentone Grammar School

Milton Hershey School

Nanyang Technological University

Nord Anglia Education

RMIT University Vietnam

Singapore Institute of Management

Singapore Management University

University of Colorado

University of Pennsylvania

Washington University


Aditya Birla Group

City Developments Limited

CJ Group (CJ Cheiljedang)

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Enviromena Power Systems

First Solar Malaysia

Global Edge Group

Huawei - China


Jacobs Engineering Group



Western Union



Ambassador of Duty of Care (individual):

AHT Insurance - Joe Gleason, Director of Risk Management

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group - Christoph Voegeli, General Manager

Gold-Knecht Associates - David Gold, International Consultant

HSM Tour Security, Brendan Doyle, Risk Manager (Events)

Independent Consultant - Amanda Lee, Global Duty of Care and Staff Wellbeing Advisor

Jacobs Engineering Group - Joe Olivarez, VP Global Security

Nuru International - Brian von Kraus, Security Coordinator

Swinerton - Lidia Fraser, Project Executive Latin America

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

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

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 Full list of judges can be found here.


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


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