Registrations & Certifications
TRT continues to be focused on ensuring we offer naturally-based, sustainable product options for customers in the health and personal care, pet, industrial R&D of new products, product lines and processes to ensure that our customers are receiving only the best products, made by the best raw materials and that are produced in a plant that operates safely and efficiently
SQF Certification: Twin Rivers Technologies’ (TRT) Refined Glycerin has been Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certified since 2015. In 2019, TRT's Kosher and Halal fatty acids received the same certification. TRT is recognized by the SQF Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), as a HACCP Based Food Safety Plan Supplier.
- SQF certification is recognized worldwide, informing customers that they are doing business with TRT who adheres to the strictest food safety and sanitation standards. It gives consumers a sense of confidence knowing they are buying products from TRT who is recognized for producing safe food products. This certification gives external validation to the internal safety commitment to which Twin Rivers Technologies has always adhered.
Being SQF-certified builds confidence between TRT and their customers. Having a recognized single-audit system in place eliminates the need for duplicate, costly audits from other sources. The SQF program has been implemented by more than 5,000 companies operating in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America and in the United States. In addition, SQF Certification meets the safety standard of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Click here to learn more about TRT's SQF program and our SQF certified products
Ecovadis: As a way to measure our Sustainability success against other suppliers in the industry and worldwide, Twin Rivers Technologies partnered with Ecovadis to measure our Sustainability indicators against the competition. After receiving our initial score in 2017, TRT reevaluated our processes and procedures and worked to improve our rankings. In 2018, TRT ranked in the top 10% and received Ecovadis' gold ranking. Part of this process included creating a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program. Read our blog to learn more about our program and Ecovadis.
Kosher Certification: Twin Rivers Technologies in continuously expanding our oleochemical and naturally based specialty chemical product offerings to meet market demands and our customer's needs. Twin Rivers has invested in our Quincy, MA facility to allow for the expansion of our Kosher capabilities. In addition to several products certified as different grades of Kosher. This includes Kosher for Laundry, Kosher for Passover, and Food Grade Kosher products in glycerin, coconut, caproic, caprylic, soybean and stearic acid products. For a current list of Kosher certified product, click here
Halal Certification: In conjunction with being Kosher, many of our products have also received Halal Certification from the Halal Advisory Group. Click here to learn more about TRT's Halal offerings.
REACH: In 2018, to ensure that we remain competitive in the marketplace and are able to service our customers, TRT became REACH certified. REACH, which is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals. To learn more about our REACH registered products, click here
Sedex: The Sedex SMETA Audit is a sustainability / corporate social responsibility audit similar other programs we currently are participating in. Sedex looks at four (4) areas of interest:
- Labor Practices
- Business Ethics
All of TRT’s efforts with respect to these elements are captured in our Annual Sustainability Report. Our Sustainability Reports can be viewed on our website (https://www.twinriverstechnologies.com/sustainability-report-archive). For more information about Sedex and their auditing process, please visit their website.
AOCS: Twin Rivers Technologies is a member of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS). Each year, Twin Rivers Technologies participates in the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP). The LPP is the world's most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing program for oil-and fat-related commodities, oilseeds, oilseed meals and edible fats. The LPP originated in 1915 with weekly cottonseed samples and has grown for the last hundred years to include more than 40 different series. These series include everything from aflatoxins in various matrices and gas chromatography to olive oil chemistry and trans-fatty acid content.
Twin Rivers Technologies is a current member of the AOCS Approved Chemist Program.The AOCS recognizes the most accomplished participants in the LLP by inducting participants into the Approved Chemist Program. Induction is earned by superior performance during the previous LPP year. AOCS Approved Chemists are in high demand and are well-regarded throughout the oils and fats industry. They bestow confidence and demonstrate a commitment to consistent quality.
American Cleaning Institute (ACI): Twin Rivers Technologies is an active participant in the American Cleaning Institute's Sustainability Program. To learn more about their program and to read the most recent ACI Sustainability Report, please click here to visit their website. Or to catch up on our Sustainability efforts and reports, visit our Sustainability page.