Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing Awards (3S Awards)

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brought to you by The Global Sourcing Council

Calling all individuals and organizations with a

Socially Responsible Conscience!

Showcase your work and stand to win an award!

The Global Sourcing Council (GSC) honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional social and economic leadership in innovating, improving and implementing Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing (3S) practices. 3S practices are those activities that individuals or organisations do to ensure that they make a meaningful impact across their value chain into the lives of the of the buyers, suppliers, business partners, advisory services and surrounding communities, which are not only socially responsible but sustainable as well.  Previous winners of the 3S Awards can be seen on www.gscouncil.org.

Apply in one of the following six (6) categories:

  • 3S Community Engagement Award: This award is focused on organizations that influence and make sustainable a single or multiple communities by providing employment, making available building block resources for survival, providing educational tools and resources and enabling communities by availing business opportunities.
  • 3S Employee Engagement Award: The Employee Engagement Award is aimed at businesses/organizations that empower their employees towards 3S actions. This would include but is not limited to engaging employees in sustainable and socially responsible practices through the company/various groups and providing tools for employees (educational/ vocational).
  • 3S Empowered Women Award: This award recognizes 3S initiatives taken to empower women that are part of global supply chains or their surrounding communities, as well as honoring women who have made a 3S difference.
  • 3S Impact Sourcing Award: This award recognizes individuals and organizations that have established and implemented impact sourcing practices to benefit disadvantaged communities.
  • 3S “Innovative Sourcing Award”: This award recognizes innovative 3S initiatives across all industries and platforms.
  • 3S People’s Choice Award: This award is based on popular vote by the sourcing community. Videos from all categories will be up for voting and the most popular submission will make the cut for the award.

The Global Sourcing Council (GSC) will begin accepting applications for the 3S Awards on October 1, 2014. Applications will involve submission of an on-line application and short video (approximately 3 minutes) highlighting the applicant’s achievements in the offered awards categories.

You will need to go to the Global Sourcing Council website www.gscouncil.org and you will be directed to the 3S Awards entry page.

All applications will be evaluated by independent judges who are experts in the fields of sustainability, social responsibility, and sourcing. The People’s Choice Award is an open online competition subject to one vote per IP address.


In the past, prizes have varied from the actual receiving of a physical Award itself, to hands-on training and skills development in the form of a Boot Camp and in instances where significant sponsorship was available, monetary rewards have been given to the winners.  The 3S Boot Camp participation consists of training sessions and conferences that have helped companies scale-up and develop their socially responsible business practices. Each year, the winners have gained unique exposure to world media and C-suite global business people from across sectors, around the world.

The prizes for the upcoming 2015 3S Awards will be announced closer to the date of the Awards.

sponsorship opps

3S Awards Host Sponsor $50K
Platinum Sponsor $30K
Gold Sponsor $20K
Silver Sponsor $10K
Bronze Sponsor $5K
GSC Web Meeting sponsor $1K

*Details of your benefits under each sponsorship package are available upon request.

*Customized packages are also available upon request.

application entries

Entries will be accepted from Wednesday, October 1, 2014 until March 31, 2015.

date for awards

The Awards Ceremony will be held in New York City in June 2015.

This is a wonderful way to promote your socially responsible business and dedication to global sustainability. You can support the 3S Awards program financially or with valuable in-kind support including but not limited to: food/beverage, graphic design, printing, marketing and other information technology opportunities, social media exposure, GSC website maintenance or the gift of your time to volunteer to help in the build-up towards the Awards Ceremony or during the Ceremony itself in New York .




Twitter Handles:

@3S Awards

Please contact Gary S. Pasricha (gary.pasricha@gscouncil.org),
Chairman of the 2014-15 3S Awards for additional information

The World BPO/ITO Forum – Re-Inventing Global Sourcing: Cloud, Mobile and Social (June 2-3)

The 2014 World BPO/ITO Forum is themed “Re-Inventing Global Sourcing: Cloud, Mobile & Social”. Global thought-leaders will provide valuable insights and actionable best practices that will help solve your current business and technology challenges.

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The World BPO/ITO Forum June 2-3, 2014 in New York, NY

This year’s program is designed specifically to deliver valuable insights and best practices for driving innovation and growth with technology trends, such as cloud, mobility and social networks.

The session agenda, will initiate thought-sharing discussions surrounding the strategic and operational challenges that executives face in developing and/or managing a successful global sourcing arrangement.

The Global Sourcing Council is a proud partner of The World BPO/ITO Forum. At this valuable gathering, you will have the opportunity to listen and learn from these global leaders:

Keynote: Seeing Systems…The Key to Agility
Marv Adams
Chief Operating Officer
TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

Keynote: Strategic Partnerships for Value Creation
Filippo Passerini
Group President – Global Business Services;
CIO, Proctor & Gamble

Additional Keynote Sessions:

Anil Bajpai, SVP and Global Head of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), iGate
Bask Iyer, CIO, Juniper Networks

In less than two days, you will

Submit Your Registration Request

We urge you to submit your registration request to join this exclusive and unique thought-sharing Forum taking place June 2-3, 2014 in New York City.

Additionally, there is a limited number of complimentary VIP conference passes available to qualified enterprise practitioners on a first come, first serve basis. To apply for a VIP pass, please register at www.worldbpoforum.com, by entering code: VIPGSC, and be sure to click “apply code”.

* PLEASE NOTE: All registrations are considered requests until they are reviewed and approved. Registration fees may apply based on registration category qualification.

Chief Procurement Officer Exchange – Oct. 20-22, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ

CPO-Logo-1The Chief Procurement Officer Exchange is an elite forum comprised of the top procurement executives from the world’s leading global organizations.

Our goal is to ensure each and every session delivers the right content, in a format where you can easily obtain the key takeaways and next steps. You will leave the Exchange with the benchmarks, tools, frameworks, methodologies, data, and inspirational insight to bring excellence into your procurement function that will ultimately impact and benefit your organization at large.

Some of the confirmed speakers include:

Michael Dewitt, Head of Procurement, Bayer Healthcare
James McQuaide, Director, Strategic Procurement, Harvard University
Veronica Manuel-Gilbert, Director Enterprise Supplier Diversity, Johnson & Johnson
Raul Carranza, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Grupo Posadas
Kathy Van Keulen, Sourcing Operations Manager, 3M
Bill He, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing Global Procurement, Kimberly-Clark
Gary Miller, VP, Global Supply Chain & CPO, A. Schulman

Our goal is to ensure each and every session delivers the right content, in a format where you can easily obtain the key takeaways and next steps. You will leave the Exchange with the benchmarks, tools, frameworks, methodologies, data, and inspirational insight to bring excellence into your procurement function that will ultimately impact and benefit your organization at large.

The CPO Exchange will take place in Scottsdale, AZ, October 20-22, 2013.

For more information:


E-mail: inexchange@iqpc.com

Tel: +1 800-398-1966

For sponsorship inquires: spexchange@iqpc.com


Home Delivery World Canada: Sep. 16-17, 2013 | Toronto

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September 16-17, 2013
The Hyatt Regency
Toronto, Canada

Canada’s only event for the entire home delivery chain

Home Delivery World Canada will bring together Canada’s leading B2C retailers to discuss comprehensive supply chain management and its role in consumer experience. This is the only event dedicated specifically to the home delivery process, in its entirety, from initial customer engagement to final drop off at the home. It is about bridging the gap between order fulfillment and individual customer experience.

Operations and eCommerce executives from the biggest brands, including Hudson’s Bay Company, Express Scripts Canada, The Source and Frank & Oak, will present on best practices to maximize returns from direct-to-consumer business. Whether you are a traditional brick and mortar retailer entering the B2C market, or a new internet business, attending Home Delivery World Canada will give you the tools and ideas necessary to transform your company into a seasoned and successful multichannel brand.

Canada’s leading retailers will be there to discuss:

• How to adapt the home delivery service to your business
• How to recognize the evolving B2C delivery business model
• How to manage store replenishment and eCommerce order fulfillment
• How to identify successful supply chain strategies for the domestic Canadian market
• How to integrate a successful customer experience that operates parallel to your supply chain management
• How to uncover new technology which will help you implement a scalable warehouse management system
• How to gain insight into innovative flexible fulfillment techniques
• How to adapt your D2C strategy to the distinctive Canadian consumer
• How to acquire a better understanding of opportunities and challenges in global delivery network optimization
• How to network with the rapidly growing eCommerce sector

Download the draft agenda:
Register online:

Discounts available for groups of 3 or more – for more information please contact Andrew Hoppe at Andrew.Hoppe@Terrapinn.com or +1 646 619 1798.