Stevia First Corp (OTCMKTS:STVF) disclosed the Company has received membership into the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy measure for businesses that are dedicated to aligning their strategies and operations with ten universally approved principals in the segment of anti-corruption, human rights, labor and environment.
The UNGC is endorsed by Chief Executives and is a practical framework for the formulation, execution and disclosure of sustainability practices and policies, providing participants extensive spectrum of resources, work streams and management tools, all planned to assist advance sustainable business markets and models.
Stevia First intends to offer healthy solution to deal with negative health trends such as diabetes and obesity rates. It feels that its zero-calorie natural sweetener product stevia forces people to rethink their diet. The increase in supply and awareness of product would go a long way to curb sugar overconsumption. The company continues to assert its dedication to develop solutions that may potentially reverse negative health trends and can also result in economic benefit.
Apart from the recent addition into the UNGC, the company and its CEO Mr. Robert Brooke, is dedicated to health and sustainability initiatives. Stevia First recognizes that there are several mainstream products that are unsustainable from environmental and public health perspective, and finds stevia as a prime product of a new initiative that demands access for all the people to new generation of healthier and environmentally-friendly products.
Stevia First operates in agricultural biotechnology industry and advocates healthier and nutritious products. Its lead product is stevia, all-natural and zero-calorie sweetener, the market of which is expanding rapidly. The WHO projects stevia intake could ultimately replace 20% to 30% of all dietary sweeteners.
In last trading session, the stock price of Stevia First Corp (OTCMKTS:STVF) gained more than 41% to close the trading session at $0.24.