[ROCHESTER, NY] – August 20, 2014 – Sutherland Global Services was recently named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility category in The 11th Annual International Business Awards. More than 3,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, Company of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Sutherland Global Services won in the Corporate Social Responsibility category for their Computer Training Center (CTC) program.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. Individuals and organizations worldwide, public and private, for-profit and non-profit are eligible. In 2014 entries were received entries from more than 60 nations. The Award will be presented to Sutherland in Paris, France on October 10.
Sutherland’s digital literacy investment consists of course material and software provided by Microsoft and administered and managed by world class trainers at Sutherland-equipped and funded facilities throughout Asia and now in the Caribbean. In need members of economically challenged communities receive comprehensive learning under the guidance of experienced trainers in classrooms fully equipped with multimedia enabled computers, internet access and digital teaching aids. In May, Sutherland celebrated a major milestone having graduated its 25,000th student. A new center is scheduled to open Kingston, Jamaica this coming September to widen the global reach.
“We are truly honored our work has been recognized by the Stevie Awards. Digital literacy is the cornerstone of Sutherland’s Corporate Social Responsibility mission to strengthen the local, underserved communities here in America as well as abroad. We have successfully impacted the lives of our 25,000 people but that is hardly scratching the surface,” said Dan Lang, an executive with Sutherland and the head of Sutherland’s social responsibility mission. Sarah Troup of The Rockefeller Foundation added “large Business Process Outsourcing companies like Sutherland can have an amazing impact on communities around the world in terms of providing not only education but sustainable employment opportunities.”
Conducting business for “Profit with Purpose” has been moving from the side-line to the main-line of business practices. Sutherland provides both thought-leadership and practical examples in that area, says Wanda R. Lopuch, Ph.D., the Chairwoman of the Global Sourcing Council. Focusing on illiteracy among the underprivileged – one of the most universal goals, makes Sutherland a truly global leader, recognized by the Stevie Award.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August. “We congratulate all of the Stevie winners in this year’s IBAs,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The quality of entries we receive improves every year. This year’s judges were rewarded with the opportunity to review more than 3,500 stories of business achievement and innovation from around the world. We look forward to celebrating the winners’ achievements in Paris on October 10.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
About Sutherland Global Services
Established in 1986, Sutherland Global Services is a global provider of business process and technology management services offering an integrated portfolio of analytics-driven back-office and customer facing solutions that support the entire customer lifecycle. It is one of the largest, independent BPO companies in the world serving global leaders in major industry verticals. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Sutherland employs over 30,000 professionals and has locations across the United States, Brazil, Slovakia, Morocco, Philippines, Malaysia, China, India, UAE, Egypt, Bulgaria, UK, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, and Jamaica. For more information, visit www.sutherlandglobal.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, opened for entries on 18 August. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
Sutherland Global Services
H. Nancy Breed
Vice President, Global Head of Industry Services