25 June 2019 ,  London

With entries from technology giants to NGOs, educational institutions to mining conglomerates, the 2019 Duty of Care Awards shortlist is revealed today. The global awards celebrate organisations demonstrating best practices in Duty of Care by protecting the health and security of their global workforce. This year there have been entries from 31 countries, across 28 sectors.

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Kai Boschmann, Executive Director of the Awards, comments, “This year’s esteemed panel of judges1 have seen entries from a diverse range of sectors and all sizes of organisations. The critical importance of Duty of Care in building sustainable and resilient organisations 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 organisations 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.”

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. To learn more visit www.dutyofcareawards.org. 

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 in Duty of Care. Speakers include security, global mobility, compliance and healthcare leaders from organisations including Chubb, Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), Ipsos and KPMG.

Tickets for this exclusive event are now available at a special Early Bird rate by visiting www.dutyofcareawards.org.
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.



• Franck Baron, Chairman, PARIMA (Pan Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association)
• Dr Walter Eichendorf, President, German Road Safety Council – DVR
• Dr Vincent Ho, President, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
• Tim Janes, Chairman, Business Continuity Institute (BCI)
• Greeley Koch, Vice President, HRS and previous Executive Director of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
• James McAlpine, Senior Partner for Markets and Partnerships, Control Risks
• Kevin Myers, President, IALI (International Association of Labour Inspection) and Convener of the Travel Risk   Management ISO Standard
• Liu Peng, Deputy Director-Genera, China Enterprise Association and Executive Director, UNGC Network China
• Wendy Stachowiak, Co-Chair, Global Risk Commitee by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)
• Dr Xiaoguang Wang, Director, Beijing Rongzhi Corporate Social Responsibility Institute
• Dr Changhui Zhao, Chief Country Risk Analyst, China Eximbank






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About the International SOS Group of Companies

The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help you meet compliance reporting needs for good governance. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.

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