PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With entries from technology giants to NGOs, educational institutions to mining conglomerates, the 2019 Duty of Care Awards shortlist has been revealed. The global awards celebrate organizations demonstrating best practices in Duty of Care by protecting the health and security of their global workforce.
This year there were entries from 31 countries, across 28 sectors, including about 20-percent from the Americas. Those organizations are: Corning Incorporated, S&P Global, Biogen, Cargill, IDEO.org, Johnson & Johnson, Lawyers Without Borders, Verisk, Viasat, Inc., and CFA Institute. The full list can be found at www.dutyofcareawards.org.
The winners of the 2019 Duty of Care Awards will be announced at a ceremony during a Gala Dinner in Shanghai on 17 October 2019. Tickets for this exclusive event are now available at a special Early Bird rate by visiting www.dutyofcareawards.org.
Kai Boschmann, Executive Director of the Awards, comments, “This year’s esteemed panel of judges have seen entries from a diverse range of sectors and all sizes of organizations. The critical importance of Duty of Care in building sustainable and resilient organizations is coming to the fore. The Duty of Care Awards are a platform to facilitate discussion, share best practice, stimulate innovation and drive up standards. To keep this fresh we have a combination of established successful categories, such as ‘Sustainability’ and a new one this year with the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ category.”
John B. Thompson, Division President of International Accident and Health at Chubb says, “The calibre and diversity of the shortlisted organizations is a clear representation of how Duty of Care is paramount in building a prosperous and sustainable business. We are thrilled to be involved in such an event and very much look forward to celebrating with the well-deserved winners on 17 October.”
Preceding the Awards will be the Duty of Care Summit. The one-day event, now in its third year, will bring together the world’s leaders responsible for protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of their people. The theme at this year’s Summit; ‘Sustainable Futures, Superior Growth’, will be a catalyst for best practices and trends exploring the next generation of Duty of Care. Speakers include security, global mobility, compliance and healthcare leaders from organisations including Chubb, Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), Ipsos and KPMG.
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), Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), Marsh, Workplace Options (WPO), Altour, Everbridge and Vismo.