What are the GSC 3S Awards?

The GSC 3S Awards is a global empowerment platform for small and mid-size “profit with purpose” business enterprises.

Established in 2008, the GSC 3S Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional social and economic leadership in innovating, improving and implementing Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing (3S) practices.

The annual 3S Awards program 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.

The GSC is committed to changing the way the world conducts business. We aim to empower companies to pursue profit with purpose in mind. These innovative social entrepreneurs represent the future pipeline of responsible suppliers to the global economy.

It is the only awards program geared specifically towards the global sourcing sector and honoring both sustainable and socially responsible business practices.

The award categories are based on MSCI’s Actional Impact Themes around issues of basic needs, empowerment, climate change and natural capital. Companies will be recognized for moving the needle forward in each of these fields to drive action for the SDGs.

Categories of the GSC 3S Awards: