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International SOS Foundation announces 2024 Duty of Care Awards & Summit

The awards will take place in Australia this year. (Image source: Canva)


The International SOS Foundation has announced the 2024 Duty of Care Awards & Summit, scheduled for 31 October 2024 in Sydney, Australia.

The event will bring together leading experts to discuss, debate, and share best practices while recognising organisations and individuals worldwide for their commitment to protecting the health, safety, security, and wellbeing of their global workforce. As organisations continue to navigate a changing risk environment, the theme of this year’s Awards is "Leading Change for a Re-Imagined Future."

This year’s Duty of Care Summit will feature industry experts discussing topics such as AI, climate resilience, geopolitical instability, workplace violence, diversity and inclusion, mental health and wellbeing, and travel and mobility trends.

Recognising that employees are the cornerstone of any successful business, organisations globally are prioritising their well-being and safety. The Middle East, emerging as a global business hub, is placing greater emphasis on fulfilling Duty of Care responsibilities. Businesses in the UAE and the broader Middle East are increasingly implementing measures to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of their workforce, which is essential for operational success and resilience.

Since 2016, the Awards have honoured outstanding organisations and individuals, including large technology companies, non-profits, airlines, financial services, and manufacturing firms.

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.”