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Leading Change For a Re-Imagined Future: Recognising Organisations and Individuals for Their Outstanding Duty of Care Initiatives

The International SOS Foundation has launched its 2024 Duty of Care Awards & Summit, which will take place on 31 October 2024 in Sydney, Australia.

The event gathers leading experts to discuss, debate, and share best practices while honouring organisations and individuals around the world for their dedication to protecting the health, safety, security, and wellbeing of their global workforce. As the acceleration of a changing risk environment continues to impact the ability of organisations to manage the resilience of their people and operations, the Awards’ theme remains – Leading Change for a Re-Imagined Future.

This year’s Duty of Care Summit will feature industry-leading experts to discuss topics such as AI, Climate Resilience, Geopolitical Instability, Workplace Violence, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Travel & Mobility Trends and more. To preview our Summit agenda and speakers and to purchase early-bird tickets to attend, visit the event website.

Since 2016, the Awards have recognised outstanding organisations and individuals ranging from large technology conglomerates, and non-profit organisations, to airlines, financial services, and manufacturing companies.

There are six award categories: Duty of Care Ambassador (individual contributor), Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG), Inclusion & Diversity, Innovation and two brand new categories, Crisis Agility & Response and Workplace Wellbeing. The Awards will be evaluated by a panel of sector-leading expert judges* and a host of internationally recognised organisations. Our shortlist will be announced by July 2024 with winners announced live at the Awards on 31 October in Sydney.

Kai Boschmann, Executive Director of the International SOS Foundation said,
As a continuously rising risk environment puts pressure on organisations and executives to uphold their Duty of Care responsibilities, the purpose of the Summit & Awards could not be more pertinent. This year’s Duty of Care events look to reimagine the future of organisational resilience to bring positive change. We are pleased to have, again this year, received a high calibre of award entries spanning the globe. This will be our first ever International SOS Foundation Duty of Care Awards & Summit in Australia, a region with strong emphasis on health, safety, and security.
The 2024 Global Duty of Care Awards will be presented in the following categories:
  • Crisis Agility & Response *NEW*
  • Duty of Care Ambassador (individual contributor)
  • Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Inclusion & Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Workplace Wellbeing *NEW*

Our 2024 Duty of Care Awards esteemed judging panel includes:

International SOS Foundation Duty of Care Awards 2024 Judges

Duty of Care Summit:

To preview our Summit agenda and speakers and to purchase early-bird tickets to attend, visit the event website.

ISO 31030 Training:

A day before the event, on 30 October, the International SOS Foundation will be hosting its CPD-accredited ISO 31030 training course designed to provide individuals responsible for, or part of their organisations travel risk management team with the competencies necessary to enhance their travel risk management (TRM) programme. The course led by our health and security experts equip stakeholders with the practical tools necessary to develop or update their travel risk management policies to address the most pertinent risks impacting their workforce.

Notes to Editors
About International SOS Foundation

Celebrating 10 years as ambassadors for Duty of Care, the International SOS Foundation drives and promotes best practice in protecting employee safety, security, health and wellbeing. Through a range of groundbreaking thought-leadership, CPD and IOSH accredited training and expert led events, the Foundation helps to share vital insight, understanding, and practical risk mitigation measures. All employees need to be protected, at home or away, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created an evolving and complex Duty of Care landscape for organisations to navigate.

The Foundation is a registered charity. Initially launched with a grant from International SOS in 2011, it is now an independent, non-profit organisation.

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