Congratulations to the 2017 3S Awards Winners!

The 2017 3S Award Winners, Nominees, and GSC Team!

2017 3S Awards Nominees


What are the GSC 3S Awards?

The 3S Awards is a global empowerment platform for small and mid-size social 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.

GSC 3S Award Categories:

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

“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

“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

“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)