QUFU, China, June 23, 2015 — Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN, “Sunwin Stevia”), one of the top global suppliers of high quality stevia extracts including Rebaudioside A 98 and Rebaudioside A99, announced today that Qufu Shengren Pharmaceutical Company, Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sunwin Stevia, has passed Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA).
SMETA is designed to reduce duplication of effort in ethical trade auditing, benefitting retailers, consumer brands, and their suppliers. It was developed in response to member demand for an ethical audit report format that could more easily be shared.
Sedex offers a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in your supply chain. Sedex provides an efficient and cost effective way of sharing ethical information with multiple customers, helping cut down on unnecessary paperwork and saving time and money. Suppliers complete one self-assessment questionnaire and can choose to share this with multiple customers on Sedex, along with any other relevant ethical information, such as audit reports and certifications. The Sedex system is secure and confidential and suppliers have complete control over who can view their data.
Ms. Dongdong Lin, CEO of Sunwin Stevia stated, “Being a SMETA member allows Sunwin to share the same data with many customers, reduce the need for multiple audits, as well as allow the company to concentrate on making real improvements. Management believes its stevia products can enter more retail markets as a SMETA member by maximizing distribution potential of stevia products from wholesale level to retail level.”
About Sunwin Stevia International, Inc.
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN) engages in production and distribution of zero calorie, all natural sweeteners (Sunwin Stevia™ Extracts). As an industry leader in high quality stevia production, Sunwin Stevia has built an integrated firm with the farming and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world. For more info about Sunwin Stevia, please visit http://www.sunwininternational.com
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