2021 Duty of Care Awards Shortlist Announced from the International SOS Foundation

Kuala Lumpur, 28 July 2021 – With entries from leading technology conglomerates to financial institutions, NGOs to manufacturing firms, the International SOS Foundation’s 2021 Duty of Care Awards shortlist was revealed recently. Three Malaysian business leaders – PETRONAS, TechnipFMC and Telekom Malaysia Berhad – are among the world’s leading organisations who have been shortlisted. The winners will be announced at a virtual event starting on 21 September 2021.

The global awards recognise robust programmes and best practices in the protection of the health, safety, security and wellbeing of global workforces over the past year. The awards received entries from organisations across 29 countries and 24 industries.

David Ng, International SOS Managing Director, Malaysia & Myanmar, shared, “It is great to see Malaysian organisations among the high calibre of entries we received this year from all around the globe. Each entry was judged for completeness, depth and how clearly they meet the criteria of Performance Improvement; Leadership and Management Commitment; Stakeholder Engagement and Longevity, with all entries demonstrating measurable results and improvements that can be objectively observed and assessed. Congratulations to all for making the shortlist and we are delighted to see many companies in Malaysia are taking pride in creating safe workplace and keeping their workforce healthy and well.”

This year’s Head of Judges, John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) said, “On behalf of our esteemed panel of judges, I would like to congratulate each of the finalists included in this year’s shortlist for their efforts in protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of their workforces. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, these organisations embodied an unparalleled level of commitment and excellence by putting the lives and livelihoods of their workers above all else. As we build back from the pandemic, it is my sincere hope that the example set forth by these finalists will inspire others to adopt more inclusive and protective policies for their workforces.” 

Kai Boschmann, Executive Director of the International SOS Foundation said, “The importance of Duty of Care and the impact of employee health and wellness on business success, have been brought to the fore by the pandemic. All the entries we received are outstanding examples of the efforts organisations made over the past year that will have a long-lasting positive impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of global workforces. We look forward to announcing the winners during our summit in September 2021.”

The winners, across our seven categories, will be announced at our virtual event as part of our Duty of Care Summit & Awards[1] taking place 21-23 September 2021. To register your interest in attending, visit http://dutyofcareawards.org/summit.

[1] Now in its fourth year, the Duty of Care Summit brings together industry-leading experts for discussion, debate, practical case studies and invaluable networking on protecting mobile workers and mitigating risks. The theme at this year’s Summit event, encompasses the focus on resilience in light of robust and challenging circumstances: Empowering the Future of Workforce Resilience: Redefining Duty of Care in a COVID-19 World.