2016 Winners & Case Studies

On 16 June 2016, the International SOS Foundation held the first inaugural Duty of Care Awards in Hong Kong. Judges reviewed more than 100 entries, representing more than 18 industries and from organisations in 29 countries. Organisations submitted nominations in the following categories: Innovation, Thought Leadership, Resilient Care, Communication, and Partnership.

Our winners include:


SAP SE, winner of the Communication category, who used a variety of practical and efficient methods to communicate with its workforce on the availability of travel safety and security resources.

Highly commended:
  • Nippon Steel & Sumikin Eng. Co Ltd.
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment

Case Study One



Case study on SAP's Travel Safety and Security Awareness Campaign.


Partnership category winner

Alcoa Inc, winner  of the Partnership category, who helped prevent the spread of Ebola in Guinea by working with its employees, community leaders, NGOs, academic institutions and key public health agencies.

Highly commended:

  • English Schools Foundation (ESF)
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Walgreens

case study two

Alcoa Foundation

Case study on how Alcoa's actions and partnerships helped stop Ebola in West Africa.


Innovation category Winner

Thomson Reuters, winner of the Innovation category, who developed a web-based Intelligence Management System to improve its ability to process information and make risk-based decisions.

Highly commended:

  • United World College of SE Asia
  • CBM

case study three

Thomson Reuters

Case study on how Thomson Reuters developed an innovative System to aid horizon scanning and incident management system.


thought leadership category WINNER

OCBC Bank,  winner of the Thought Leadership category approached Duty of Care from the standpoint of business continuity. The bank adopted a holistic, enterprise-wide approach to strengthening its risk culture, operational resiliency and mitigate health and security threats to employees.

Highly commended:

  • Chinese International School
  • CGIAR Consortium

case study four


Case study from OCBC Bank on adopting a holistic approach to crisis management.


resilient care category winner

The Dow Chemical Company, winner of the Resilient Care category developed an extensive range of services to ensure the health and wellness of 1,500 staff and their families relocating to Saudi Arabia.

Highly commended:

  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
  • Harris Corporation
  • Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd

case study five


Case study on Dow's resilient care initiative in Saudi Arabia.