NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Sourcing Council announced the 2012 GSC 3S Awards (Sustainable & Socially Responsible Sourcing awards) winners during a gala dinner at the City Executive Conference Center in New York City on October 22, 2012. "The winners are to be considered outstanding examples of viable impact sourcing models, and constitute a working template for assisting others globally in creating a scalable impact sourcing business model," said Angeline Judex, Executive Director, GSC 3S Awards.
The GSC 3S Awards program honors best sustainable and socially responsible practices in global sourcing, as implemented by companies, NGOs and individuals in support of global sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, ethical sourcing practices and the empowerment of local communities that are part of the global supply chain. The program is geared specifically towards the global sourcing sector. The GSC 3S Awards program was conceived by the Global Sourcing Council (GSC).
The Global Sourcing Council is a non-profit organization with an educational mission to promote an exchange of ideas and information among businesses, trade organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and academia; to discuss and define sustainable and responsible practices in global sourcing and supply chain management; and to encourage progressive economic growth leading to increased trade, investment and social good, all with an aim to increase knowledge, deepen trade relations and broaden commercial and cultural ties among nations.
David Kinnear, Board Member, Chair of the Global Sourcing Council and Partner at BK Advisory Group said: "Five or six years ago nobody wanted to connect these words-- sourcing, sustainability, and social responsibility. Increasingly rapidly, people are now connecting these dots – some for commercial reasons, some for philosophical reasons, but it's the right connection to be made."
"It takes a village of like-minded individuals to grow and scale the socially responsible enterprise that produces profit with purpose," said Dr. Wanda Lopuch, Chair of 3S Awards. "Our goal is to provide the winners of 3S Awards with skills and contacts that will empower them to take their winning programs to the next level."
The 2012 GSC 3S Awards Winners are:
Community Engagement Award: Alter Eco (www.alterecofoods.com)
Employee Engagement Award: VOS (www.vosflips.com)
Empowered Woman Award: HarVa (www.harva.co.in)
Out-of-the-Box Award: prAna (www.prana.com)
People's Choice Award – Digital Divide Data (www.digitaldividedata.org)
SOURCE Global Sourcing Council