Stevia First joins UNGC

15 May 2015

Stevia First has announced that it has been granted membership into the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”), a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principals in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Endorsed by chief executives, the UNGC is a […]

Stevia First joins UNGC

man-note-pad-sustainability-concept-44044604Stevia First has announced that it has been granted membership into the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”), a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principals in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Endorsed by chief executives, the UNGC is a practical framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of sustainability policies and practices, offering participants a wide spectrum of work streams, management tools and resources — all designed to help advance sustainable business models and markets.

Stevia First says that it is committed to providing healthy solutions to help combat negative health trends, including obesity and diabetes rates, and feels that stevia as a zero-calorie natural sweetener is helping people rethink their diet, and that an increase in its global supply could help to rapidly curb sugar overconsumption. The company went on to say that it recognises that many mainstream products today are unsustainable both from a public health and environmental perspective, and sees stevia as torchbearer of a new movement that demands access for everyone to a new generation of products that are healthier and also environmentally-friendly.