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Winners Announced for the Global Sourcing Council’s Sustainability – 3S Awards

Winners Announced for the Global Sourcing Council’s Sustainability-Focused 3S Awards

5 Awards given to companies for pursuing “profit with purpose”


NEWSROOM: Global Sourcing Council

CONTENT: Press Release

NEW YORK, May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The Global Sourcing Council (GSC), an association of global sourcing professionals dedicated to guiding businesses towards adopting sustainability principles and responsible sourcing practices, is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 3S Awards, held May 17th in New York City.

The GSC 3S Awards is the only program that honors small and medium-sized social enterprises for their Sustainable and Socially responsible Sourcing practices – the 3 Ss – and in support of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals were organized into 5 awards categories honoring work to improve Basic Needs, Climate Change and the Environment, Empowerment, Social Impact via Technology Innovation, and the People’s Choice Award for Business Partnerships. Finalists were awarded seats at the Global Sourcing Council’s Sustainable and Executive Leadership (SEAL) Boot Camp and scholarships to SIG University.

“The mission of the Global Sourcing Council, now in its 10th year promoting ‘profit with purpose’, is to educate, advocate, and inspire businesses towards greater ethical business practice and sustainable supply chains,” said Wanda R. Lopuch, Ph.D., the Chair of the Global Sourcing Council. “This year’s competition was the fiercest we have seen. The world-class panel of Judges, from varied business, finance, and investment sectors, deliberated intensely to select the winners. We are thrilled to honor these extraordinary entrepreneurs for their impact both locally and globally.”

For the Basic Needs Award

1st Place Winner: Svadha WASH Private Limited

2nd Place Winner: Echale a tu Casa

3rd Place Winner: EcoZoom


For the Climate Change and Environment Award

1st Place Winner: Coffee Flour

2nd Place Winner: Chakr

3rd Place Winner: Elrhino Eco Paper


For the Social Impact via Technology Innovation Award

1st Place Winner: iKure Techsoft Pvt Ltd

2nd Place Winner: Lotus Foods

3rd Place Winner: Thrive Impact Sourcing


For the Empowerment Award

1st Place Winner: Ayzh

2nd Place Winner: WAVE Academies

3rd Place Winner: Bwom Technologies


For the People’s Choice Award

1st Place Winner: Avante

2nd Place Winner: Distinct Horizon

For more information on the Global Sourcing Council and the 2017 3S Awards or to make a donation to the Entrepreneurs Development Fund, please visit www.gscouncil.org.

About Global Sourcing Council:

Global Sourcing Council (GSC), is an association of global sourcing professionals and thought-leaders dedicated to spreading the message “profit with purpose”. The mission of the GSC is to educate, advocate, and inspire businesses towards adopting sustainability principles and responsible sourcing practices into business strategies and development plans.  Now, in its 10th year, the GSC has adopted the United Nations 2030 Agenda as framed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as its programmatic framework. The GSC has been granted Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The GSC’s global community is 20,000 members rich, with global partnerships reaching more than 100,000 professionals worldwide.

About the GSC 3S Awards:

The Global Sourcing Council’s 3S Awards celebrates Sustainable and Socially responsible Sourcing – the three Ss – by honoring small and medium-sized social enterprises for their extraordinary work delivering social and environmental impact as well as economic gains to their communities.


Wanda Lopuch, Ph.D.

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Global Sourcing Council


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Global Sourcing Council Announces its 2015 Sustainable & Socially Responsible 3S Awards

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2015 – Global Sourcing Council announces its 2015 Sustainable and Socially Responsible Awards Program honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional social and economic leadership in innovating, improving and implementing Sustainable and Socially Responsible (3S) practices.

The GSC 3S Awards categories inspire leaders in building a sustainable world to propose innovative ideas about 3S practices. The GSC plays a key role in furthering business interests by promoting an open environment for the many participants in the sourcing world. It is a chance to shape the world we want

The judging panel of independent executives and business decision makers will evaluate nominations for the GSC 3S in each of the following four categories.

  • 3S Community Engagement Award
  • 3S Employee Engagement Award
  • 3S Empowered Women Award
  • 3S Innovative Sourcing Award

The fifth category, 3s People’s Choice Award will be a voting system when each and everyone can get involved.

“We encourage individuals and organizations, which have stories to tell about their 3S programs, to share these stories in a format of 3-5 min video, and submit the application to 3SAwards Program, so others can learn from, and get inspired when implementing their own 3s programs” says Dr. Wanda Lopuch, Chair of the Board of the Global Sourcing Council. “Our goal is to showcase those, who truly walk their talk when it comes to implementing socially responsible business practices. Because it pays off to be socially responsible!”

Individuals and companies can submit their application online: http://gsc3sawards.com/2015-application.html; there are no costs of submission.

All applicants are invited to participate in 2015 GSC 3S Awards Gala that will take place on September 14, 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The deadline for submission for the GSC 3S Awards is July 30, 2015. For more information related instructions “how to apply”, please visit our website: http://gsc3sawards.com/instuctions.html

To learn more about GSC 3S Awards , contact our Coordinator: dominika.gsc3sawards@gscouncil.org or visit our website: http://gsc3sawards.com/