Global Duty of Care Awards: Call for Nominations

Recognizing Excellence in Health, Safety & Security Programs for Workers Abroad

Feb 16, 2016, 05:06 ET from International SOS Foundation

TREVOSE, Pa., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The International SOS Foundation launches the first annual Global Duty of Care Awards to recognize organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to protecting their staff as they travel and work overseas.

The International SOS Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with 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.

Laurent Fourier, Director of the International SOS Foundation, said:
"A considerable amount of effort is involved across departments to support traveling staff. The goal of the awards is to recognize those involved in creating and implementing the programs that mitigate travel, health and security risks to workers when they are abroad. We want to shine a light on best practices to raise standards in Duty of Care."

The global call for submissions is now open to all organizations, institutions and non-governmental organizations. The 2016 Global Duty of Care Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  1. Innovation
  2. Thought Leadership
  3. Resilient Care
  4. Communication
  5. Partnership

One winner will be chosen and presented an award for each of the five categories. Winners will be announced at the awards gala dinner on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at The Mira Boutique Hotel, Hong Kong.

The judging panel includes internationally recognized leaders in fields related to Duty of Care.1

Information for Entering the Global Duty of Care Awards

  • Organizations and individuals may download the nomination form here. Nominations may be submitted via email at info@internationalsosfoundation.org.
  • The awards entry period closes on Monday, April 11, 2016.
  • The awards shortlist announcement will be on Monday, April 25, 2016.

To learn more, visit www.dutyofcareawards.com.

About International SOS Foundation
Established in 2011, the International SOS Foundation ― Ambassadors for Duty of Care www.internationalsosfoundation.org – 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 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 organization.

For more information on Duty of Care and the International SOS Foundation, please visit http://www.internationalsosfoundation.org/

1 The 2016 Duty of Care Awards judges include: 

Name

Title

Organization

Chair: Andrew Sharman

CEO

RyderMarshSharman

Wong Kwai Huen, BBS JP

President

Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Yuhong Hu, PHD

Professor & Deputy Director General 

National Center for International Exchange & Cooperation of State Administration of Work Safety

Yijie Wang

Chief of Research Division, Employer Department

China Enterprise Confederation & China Enterprise Directors Association (CEC/CEDA)

Louis Wustermann

Managing Editor,  Regulatory Magazines and Journals

LexisNexis, UK

Kevin Myers

President

International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI)

Toby Latta

Regional Director

Control Risks, Asia Pacific

Brian Friedman

Founder

The Forum for Expatriate Management

Franck Baron

Founding Chairman

PARIMA

 

SOURCE International SOS Foundation



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