SWT: Who we are, why we do what we do and how we help to make the world a healthier place to live

Beyond delivering incredible, 100% water-processed and sustainably produced Stevia, SWT has made it an integral part of our mission to help improve global health. SWT team members from across Latin America discuss what motivates them to work to form part of the solution to the current global health crisis.

To make the world a healthier and happier place, you need a team that is motivated to work towards success, no matter how difficult it might seem at first. Luckily, working at SWT means being part of a supportive family who help each other to push the boundaries of health and nutrition. We know that if we work together, we will be able to create a world that is healthy, where people can be guaranteed access to quality, nutritious foods.

The difference that people can make as part of SWT is a huge part of the reason that we can welcome Abraham Javey to his new role as Production Manager for SWT Mexico. We look forward to a successful partnership, where we all do our part to change the world for the better. At SWT, we also understand that we need to put the rest of the world first – we work reactively, put people over profits and ensure sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do.

We believe that as a company, we are more than just the sum of our parts – and that you can join us in what we do. Máximo Oliva, part of the SWT office team based in Chile says; “What inspires me most about working for SWT is almost intangible – it is the group of people that work here. The team we form together makes me feel so thankful and it is wonderful to get up and work together with people you really want to work alongside.”

So, as well as 100% all-natural processing facilities and prioritising the use of renewable energy as a cornerstone of our operation, SWT is also trying to help people without meaningful access to healthy food to change their lifestyles for the better as well. If society is serious about making a lasting change in eating habits (and research shows us that we need to be), then we all need to play a part in changing how we live. This is as true for the public sector as it is for government and NGOs, notes Máximo – and this motivates him to work as part of the SWT team where he really feels that he is making a difference to his community and to millions across the world in need of a more sustainable diet.

The obesity pandemic that has gripped the world over the last 20 years has created a public health emergency. In order to do our part in combatting this, SWT has created a range of products and services – for producers and for consumers alike – that will help to reduce waistlines, while providing the opportunity to make body-friendly diet choices much easier to make. “I firmly believe that these problems are from diets” says Mariana Alamos, who works in Mexico City. “I think that a new sweetness, with balanced calories that is health and natural can change the quality of life for many people who are currently suffering”

Mariana notes that since the eradication of wide-scale disease, poor dietary health and the conditions that it brings about have become one of the cause of death across the world. She also thinks that the only way to solve the crisis is to change the way we produce and consume modern food. “I’m [motivated to work here] because I really believe that we are fighting a new disease, born from the massive-scale production of high-sugar products.”

The World Health Organisation recommends less than 25g of free sugars (those added to products) per day, as they contribute to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and working together, we can help to transform the way that people enjoy a balanced diet.

It is important to remember however, that the manner in which we look to make these changes needs to be done with respect to the needs of the planet, and with a high-yield, low-acreage crop like stevia, processed in a completely natural way, SWT are making sure that the future of healthy sweetness is also the future of a healthy planet the future of a healthy working environment too.