The GSC 3S Awards Corner
A Recap of the 2013 GSC 3S Awards – Sourcing that Empowers
On October 28, the GSC celebrated its fourth annual GSC 3S Awards Program, graciously hosted by the Consulate of the Republic of Poland at the De Lamar mansion. Over 100 international guests gathered for the GSC 3S Awards Gala, reflecting a global commitment to recognize and reward best practices in Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing.
Dr. Wanda Lopuch, Chair of the Board of the Global Sourcing Council, opened the ceremony, discussing the merits of sustainable sourcing as a fundamental aspect of corporate business strategy. “Only a few years ago, socially responsible sourcing was an oxymoron in global business. Today this oxymoron becomes a standard operating procedure, as business recognizes that it pays off to be socially responsible,” said Dr. Lopuch.
Mr. Michael Benedetto, Vice President and Regional Executive, Skanska USA, delivered the keynote address, entitled “Profit with Purpose – Individuals Make a Difference”, in which he outlined his own experiences, and those of his colleagues, regarding the success of socially responsible business initiatives. Madam Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, the Consul General of the Republic of Poland, expressed Poland’s support and contribution to efforts that align with those of the Global Sourcing Council. “We in Poland take social responsibility and sustainability seriously,” said Madam Junczyk-Ziomecka. “We proudly support the 3S Awards program”.
Among those who gathered at the ceremony were award applicants, winners, global business leaders from such companies as NASDAQ, UBS, SKANSKA, Zurich Insurance, Teleperformance, PWC, etc., and NGOs such as the Rockefeller Foundation and the NASSCOM Foundation, with which GSC officially signed a collaboration agreement during the Gala ceremony.
This year, organizations from six continents submitted their programs for consideration by an independent panel of judges consisting of world-renowned experts in social responsibility. From this wealth of applicants, five were chosen as the 2013 3S Awards Winners, and their work and mission were showcased at the ceremony.
Please read more about these institutions at http://gsc3sawards.com/2013-awards/2013-winners.
The 2013 3S Winners are:
CloudFactory as winner in the category “GSC 3S Community Engagement”
Vindhya as winner in the category “GSC 3S Employee Engagement”
WeConnect International as winner in the category “GSC 3S Empowered Women”
The Catrinka Project as winner in the category “GSC 3S Out-of-the-Box”
JSW Foundation as winner in the category “GSC 3S People’s Choice”