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2021 Duty of Care Awards Shortlist Announced

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

2021 Duty of Care Awards Shortlist Announced

from the International SOS Foundation

With entries from leading technology conglomerates to financial institutions, NGOs to manufacturing firms, the 2021 Duty of Care Awards shortlist is revealed on July 23.

The global awards recognize robust programs and best practices in the protection of the health, safety, security, and wellbeing of global workforces over the past year. The awards received entries from organizations across 29 countries and 24 industries.

“On behalf of our esteemed panel of judges, I would like to congratulate each of the finalists included in this year’s shortlist for their efforts in protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of their workforces. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, these organizations embodied an unparalleled level of commitment and excellence by putting the lives and livelihoods of their workers above all else. As we build back from the pandemic, it is my sincere hope that the example set forth by these finalists will inspire others to adopt more inclusive and protective policies for their workforces.” - said by This year’s Head of Judges, Mr. John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Kai Boschmann, Executive Director of the International SOS Foundation said, “The importance of Duty of Care and the impact of employee health and wellness on business success, have been brought to the fore by the pandemic. All the entries we received are outstanding examples of the efforts organizations made over the past year that will have a long-lasting positive impact on the health, safety, and wellbeing of global workforces. We look forward to announcing the winners during our summit in September 2021.”

The winners, across our seven categories, will be announced at our virtual event as part of our Duty of Care Summit & Awards[1] taking place 21-23 September 2021. To register your interest in attending, visit

The Summit and Awards are proud to have the supporting sponsorship of the following organizations in order to make this event possible: Chubb (Gold Sponsor), CWT, Marsh, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA), and Workplace Options (WPO).

About the 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 globalization has enabled more individuals to work across borders and in unfamiliar environments; exposure to risks that 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 organization.

For more information on Duty of Care and the International SOS Foundation, please visit

[1] Now in its fourth year, the Duty of Care Summit brings together industry-leading experts for discussion, debate, practical case studies, and invaluable networking on protecting mobile workers and mitigating risks. The theme at this year’s Summit event encompasses the focus on resilience in light of robust and challenging circumstances: Empowering the Future of Workforce Resilience: Redefining Duty of Care in a COVID-19 World.


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