TRT believes that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a vehicle for people from every corner of the world to join together in meaningful efforts to improve the quality of life for all. TRT has given its support to the UN for the SDGs and is actively working on projects that directly support many of the SDG focus matrices.
- No Poverty and Zero Hunger -- Twin Rivers supports local charity Father Bills, whose mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Southern Massachusetts with programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and services
- Clean Water and Sanitation -- TRT has four programs directly related to this particular SDG. Wastewater pretreatment, water reuse, recycling and waste reduction. The process of wastewater pretreatment involves removing harmful pollutants before they are discharged to a sewer system under the control of a publicly owned treatment works. In 2019, TRT implemented a more robust recycling program at our Quincy, MA facility. Our main goal is to maximize what we’re recycling and to reduce what we’re throwing away as trash throughout our plant and offices.
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure -- By implementing programs such as water reuse and a combined heat and power system, TRT's electric production occurs by utilizing the onsite combined heat and power (CHP) plant that was installed in 2014 and came online in 2015.
We will continue to work to improve our support and local and global involvement in these SDGs as we actively work to implement more into our business model.
Twin Rivers Technologies’ (TRT) Refined Glycerin has been Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certified since 2015. TRT is recognized by the SQF Institute, a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), as a HACCP Based Food Safety Plan Supplier.
With the constant evolution of business and the ever changing climate of innovation in order to stay relevant, I think it's important to remember where we started and to celebrate all of the successes we've had along the way. This year Twin Rivers Technologies will celebrate our 25th Anniversary (cheers to silver!).
Customer satisfaction continues to be a top priority at TRT. Our commitment to sustainability is consistent with the sustainability commitments of our customers. TRT, along with many of our customers, has embraced the concept of environmental and social performance and will continue to drive this platform throughout our industry, from suppliers to finished goods. Many of our customers are large global companies that have embraced the concept of environmental and social performance, and expect their suppliers to do the same. This reinforces the business value of our programs and involves all levels of the organization in the commitment to achieve our goals.