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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