The most sustainable companies of today will be the most successful brands of tomorrow

The 3S Awards is the leading global platform that identifies, honors and empowers social entrepreneurs by providing global visibility, connections to successful global business leaders and access to business resources and financial capital to succeed.

2015 Applicants

Our pool of applicants this year boasts the full range of industries, geographical regions and scale of business. Join this impressive list of applicants as they vie to win the 2015 GSC 3S Awards.

2015 Distinguished Judges

Our panel of judges consist of leading industry executives and thought leaders in the field of sustainable global sourcing. They represent a wealth of expertise and knowledge as committed and passionate practioners in sustainable and socially responsible sourcing.

2015 3S Awards Ceremony

The GSC 3S Award Ceremony will take place September 16th, 2015  at the World Headquarters of the United Nations in NYC, USA.  The winners of 2015 GSC 3S Awards will participate in the global discussion and share their vision on how business contributes to the execution of the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

Our 2015 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors and strategic partners.

What our winners say

“Like the Global Sourcing Council, we believe that sustainable and socially responsible business practices are critical for people and planet, and we are honored that SOIL’s work in Haiti is being recognized as a model for how to make communities more sustainable while providing critical services and creating jobs.”

Community Engagement Award Winner:Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods - SOIL

“We are incredibly honored to receive the Employee Engagement Award on behalf of hundreds of Bakers who have been empowered through Open Hiring. This recognition embodies the deeply held values of transformation and potential at Greyston Bakery and emboldens us in our goal to transform hiring in the US. “

Employee Engagement Award Winner:Greyston Bakery

“Sustainability should be more than a meaningless buzzword. And GSC 3SAwards is reminding us of what it truly is to be sustainable. Our partners and team at Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) are honored to help exemplify this and be a leader that can inspire others.”

Empowered Women Award Winner:Sustainable Health Enterprises - SHE

“AMBA has realized our DREAM and we now help others. We are delighted and proud to receive the GSC 3s awards in the Impact Sourcing category. Now we can help many more adults like us worldwide.”

Impact Sourcing Award Winner:AMBA

“We are delighted to receive the GSC’s Innovative Sourcing Award. Aduna’s model addresses the failed aid structure in Africa whereby cash-crop development projects routinely fail due to lack of market. We reverse this by creating demand for under-utilised indigenous natural products with high potential in the global wellbeing market, and then directing the demand created to small-scale producers via our value-add supply chain, creating sustainable income flows.”

Most Innovative Sourcing Award Winner:Aduna

“It is an absolute honor for us at DiDi’s, to be the recipient of the GSC 3S People’s Choice Award. We are extremely delighted and thrilled, as this award is a true validation of our work in Educating, Enabling and Empowering women in our community in Lucknow, India. Through our work we build sustainable and secure livelihoods for women and their families by providing them financial and emotional independence within a universe of care. Our women at DiDi’s feel nurtured, confident, empowered and completely in control of their lives – living a life of absolute gumption and true independence!”

People’s Choice Award Winner:DiDi’s (A unit of Sisters in Solidarity)

GSC Joins UN Global Compact

July 1, 2015, New York, NY – The Global Sourcing Council (GSC) announces that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact. The Global Compact,, is a strategic policy initiative for businesses dedicated to the ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

“Our participation in the Global Compact underscores GSC’s commitment to promoting sustainable and responsible sourcing solutions around the globe,” said Wanda R. Lopuch, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of the Global Sourcing Council. Through active participation in the Global Compact, GSC presents voices of the global sourcing community in the historical discussion of the private sourcing sector’s role in the execution of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which are to chart the global development for the next 15 years.

“GSC will work tirelessly to spread information on the 10 Principles of the Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) within its global community and encourage our world-wide members to make formal commitments to the Global Compact principles,” said Daniel Lang, the Chair of the GSC GC Committee and the Senior VP at Sutherland Global Services. Our goal is to attract 100 GSC community members to join the 12,000 participants from 145 countries already committed to Global Compact principles and socially responsible sourcing practices, and also to continue to do well by doing good.

Global Sourcing Council is dedicated to public accountability and transparency, and our involvement with the Global Compact is a huge step in reaffirming our commitment to stakeholder dialogue and socially responsible sourcing practices.

For inquiries regarding our participation in the Global Compact, email


Atefeh Riazi, CITO/ASG of the United Nations  will deliver Keynote at the GSC 3S Awards Ceremony

July 27, 2015, NEW YORK, NY — The Global Sourcing Council (GSC) today announced that Ms. Atefeh Riazi, CITO/ASG of the United Nations, will present the Keynote address at the   2015 GSC 3S Awards that Empower Ceremony on September 16th at the United Nations.

Established in 2008,    The GSC 3S Awards program honors best “green” practices in global sourcing, as implemented by companies, corporations and individuals supporting global sustainable development, social responsibility, ethical and ecological business practices and the general idea of giving back to the local community.

The GSC 3S Award Ceremony will take place September 16, 2015 at the World Headquarters of the United Nations in NYC, USA. The winners of 2015 GSC 3S Awards will participate in the global discussion and share their vision on how business contributes to the execution of the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Ms. Riazi is a phenomenal speaker and passionate advocate of profit with purpose”, states Ms. Wanda Lopuch, Chairman of the Board, Global Sourcing Council. “Her keynote address will set the stage for an intellectually challenging and dynamic dialogue on how businesses can successfully contribute to sustainable development goals”.

On May 9, 2013, Secretary General Ban Kimoon appointed Ms. Atefeh Riazi, a United States national born in Iran, as Chief Information Technology Officer, Assistant Secretary General, Office of Information and Communications Technology, Department of Management. Ms. Riazi brings with her wide-ranging experience in the public and private sector, with a focus on leading complex organizational change involving large departments in challenging environments to deliver vital business transformation through the use of innovation and technology.

For more information, please contact Kelsey Crouch at  203-733-6901 or

About The GSC 3S Awards:

The GSC 3S (Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing) Awards are known as the global benchmark for excellence in sustainable and socially responsible practices in global sourcing and supply. The international program showcases projects that bring 3S principles into daily practices. It recognizes individuals and organizations who have worked tirelessly to innovate, improve and implement 3S practices that bring about social and economic benefits in tandem.