Global Sourcing Council introduces 3S Certification

HOBOKEN, N.J. - The Global Sourcing Council (GSC) is introducing the 3S Certification to provide tools for implementing principles of socially responsible sourcing (SRS) and to bring social responsibility into the core of the outsourcing profession.

Dr. Christine V. Bullen, Industry Professor and Director of The IT Outsourcing Program at Stevens Institute of Technology’s Howe School of Technology Management, serves as chair of the Global Sourcing Council.

Curriculum has been developed by an international team of practitioners and experts led by Christine Bullen. The certification program consists of collaborative instruction, interactive exercises and practical assignments, supported by study materials either in a classroom setting or online.

“All attendees from both buyers and providers of services, will benefit from the unique and stimulating curriculum focusing on real-world examples and proven practices on how to be successful in global sourcing and practice socially responsible processes at the same time,” said Bullen. “In fact, the material will demonstrate how practicing socially responsible processes will enable success and profit in global sourcing arrangements.”

Three levels of certification are offered to enhance personal skills and experience by tailoring the program for professionals with different backgrounds: Foundation level (no experience required), Associate level (3-5 years of experience in sourcing) and Master level (5+ years in sourcing).

The first classes for the certification will be held May 13-14, 2010 in New York. This will be at the “Associate” level. The class will consist of 1.5 days of intensive face-to-face sessions plus a final project.

3S Certification is designed for all Outsourcing professionals, both buyers and providers of services, from senior management to practitioner /implementer. Participants will gain a better understanding of socially responsible sourcing and acquire the skill and knowledge to add value, legitimacy, and respect to their company. Participants will earn the new 3S Certification.

Sponsor companies include the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce, China-US Chamber of Commerce, Italian Trade Commission, Globally Green Energy Consortium, Davies Energy Systems.

About the Global Sourcing Council

The GSC is a non-profit organization made up of world-renowned professionals and experts associated with global sourcing. It is focused on the social and economic effects of sourcing and bridges communication among all stakeholders in the global sourcing arena.

For more information, please visit or contact Bullen at [email protected]

To fill out an application, please visit:

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