The International SOS Foundation has launched the annual 2018 Global Duty of Care Awards. Now in its third year, the event seeks to shine a spotlight on best practices in the mitigation of travel, health and security risk for globally mobile workers; the theme for this year’s awards is ‘empowering sustainability and resilience’.
Submissions are now open, with International SOS encouraging input from those working in HR, occupational health and safety, medical, security, risk management, travel management, CSR and sustainability, in both the private and public sectors. This year also sees the introduction of three new categories: education, aviation and sustainability.
“In the past ten years, duty of care has grown in precedent as a business essential best practice,” commented Kathy A. Seabrook, founder and president of Global Solutions, Inc. and chair of Safety & Health Sustainability Centre Board of Directors, head judge for the Awards. “In the US and around the world, it has become part of the wider occupational health landscape, influencing not only International Standards Organisation (ISO) quality recognition, but also bettering the benchmark on occupational health in the ever-changing world of work for organisational standards globally. The Awards will be recognising outstanding achievements in meeting a high standard of health, safety and security at work. I am delighted to support the Awards in finding, awarding and profiling the very best organisations in each category from around the world.”