Management Sciences for Health Receives Honorable Mention at the 2021 Duty of Care Awards in the “Remote Resilience” Category

September 23, 2021

Management Sciences for Health Receives Honorable Mention at the 2021 Duty of Care Awards in the “Remote Resilience” Category

Awards promote “Empowering the Future of Workforce Resilience: Redefining Duty of Care in a COVID-19 World,” honoring leadership, foresight, and strategic innovation in protecting the global workforce

Arlington, VA—September 23, 2021—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been awarded an honorable mention in the “Remote Resilience” category of the International SOS Foundation 2021 Duty of Care Awards. The recognition was given for MSH’s new Strategic Security Framework that provides safety and security support, guidance, and resources for its various programs around the globe. The awards, which were announced at the Duty of Care Summit on September 21 and 22, honor organizations and individuals making a significant contribution to protecting their employees, at home or away.

In accepting the recognition, MSH’s Chief People and Culture Officer, Colleen McGuffin, said, “Management Sciences for Health works in dozens of countries, including many of the world’s most challenging environments. Keeping our more than 1500 dedicated, mission-driven staff safe is our first priority. We are delighted to be recognized for our dedication to improving workplace security and delivering on our commitment to duty of care for our employees worldwide.”

Kai Boschmann, Executive Director of the International SOS Foundation comments, “With entries from technology giants to NGOs, educational institutions to mining conglomerates, this year’s esteemed panel of judges had a wealth of best practices to assess. The winners truly drive innovation in Duty of Care. The pandemic has brought Duty of Care deeper into the core of organizations and is firmly recognised as critical for sustainable and resilient businesses. We are keen to bring these examples to other organizations and drive forward standards in Duty of Care. Congratulations go out to all our winners, runners up, honorable mentions and all entrants, who are demonstrating a clear commitment to supporting their workforce.”

Judges reviewed entries from 24 industries across 29 countries. The judging panel included internationally recognized leaders in fields related to Duty of Care. A full list of the judging panel is available here.


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 ground-breaking 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 organization. For more information on Duty of Care and the International SOS Foundation, please visit