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Best Practice

The GSA offers membership levels that suit the needs and budget of every organisation. We offer a wide range of events serving those in the sourcing industry, from niche SIGs to our flagship GSA Symposium. Develop your sourcing knowledge and skills while validating your professional competence by achieving an accredited professional qualification.

Sourcing works best when you are experienced. GSA Best Practice guides distil the knowledge of the collective experience of our industry into a handy format.

About The Global Sourcing Association

Global Sourcing Association, the industry association and professional body for the global sourcing industry, and home of the Global Sourcing Standard, a World-First for the provision of a portfolio of best practice methodologies and accreditation programmes for both buyers and suppliers of sourcing

The GSA is a not-for-profit membership association with fully licensed, affiliate and associate members, and serves to share best practice, trends and connections across the globe and to bring the global community together in a wholly interactive manner for the first time.  Its overriding objective is the ongoing development and dissemination of the standard and supporting portfolio of qualifications in order to improve the benefits and positive reputation, and therefore size, of the global sourcing industry.

Our vision is to grow the size and positive reputation of the outsourcing industry and therefore will have presence and provide guidance in The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Egypt, China, India and the United States.

We are passionate about excellent outsourcing and throughout our 29 years have remained committed to advancing the outsourcing profession and improving and growing the outsourcing industry, by driving awareness, education, standards and thought leadership.

We are a membership organisation, representing the interests of companies and individuals which span the breadth of the outsourcing industry: buyers, suppliers and advisors.

We guide members through a code of conduct and guiding principles, raise standards through education and training, develop policies and represent the value of the broader industry.

Whether you need a skilled outsourcing professional or wish to become one, the GSA is the leading body for developing the outsourcing profession and industry. 

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