International SOS Foundation announces 2019 Duty of Care Summit & Awards

Deadline: 30 April 2019

The International SOS Foundation has announced a Duty of Care Summit & Awards 2019 to recognise and honour organisations and individuals with a proactive approach to travel risk management.

The Awards recognise those who design, implement and improve processes and systems that mitigate travel, health and security risks and contribute to effectively protecting workers overseas

Award Categories

  • Innovation – This award recognises new or novel approaches to identifying, managing and mitigating risk, including utilising advancements in technology.
  • Remote Resilience – This award recognises developing organisational robustness to protect the health, security and safety of people working in challenging, extreme or remote environments.
  • Communications – This award recognises the effective communications campaigns or programmes that mitigate travel, health or security risk to mobile workers.
  • Ambassador of Duty of Care – This category recognises an individual who has made significant impact in protecting people travelling and working abroad.
  • Education – This category recognises effective programmes that mitigate health, security and travel risks to students, faculty and others staff in the education sector.
  • Sustainability – This category recognises the role of Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management in an organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability programme.
  • Belt and Road Initiative  – This category recognises organisations investing in the Belt and Road initiative to help promote international relations, mobility and sustainability whilst ensuring a high quality standard of Duty of Care.

Eligibility Criteria

The Duty of Care Awards is open to all companies, institutions, non-government organisations as well as the government sector. The Awards are global in nature and open to all organisations whether operating in Americas, Europe, Africa & Middle East or Asia-Pacific.


There are four core assessment criteria common to each award. Judges will assess each award for completeness, depth and how clearly they meet the criteria below.

  • Performance Improvement – What results were achieved?
  • Leadership and Management Commitment – What role did leaders and managers play in the project?
  • Stakeholder Engagement – How were internal (and external where applicable) stakeholders involved and engaged in this project?
  • Longevity – How will this project continue to deliver value / benefits to the health and safety of workers?

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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