December is Twin Rivers one year blog-aversary! To celebrate, we're doing a year in review to highlight the major events for our company over the past year.
- In October, Twin Rivers Technologies participated in our annual SQF audit required to retain SQF certification. We are pleased to announce that we passed the SQF Audit by receiving an “Excellent” Food Safety Rating. We thank all of our employees, especially those in the Quality, Logistics and Operations Departments, who ensure that our plant adheres to the standards to maintain SQF Certification. The SQF Certification is recognized by the Global Food Safety Institute (GFSI).
- In November, we were awarded the 2018 AIM Sustainability Award by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). AIM is an organization that works with and is comprised of thousands of Massachusetts employers. We are so thrilled and honored to receive this award.We believe that integrating Sustainability into our culture not only positively impacts the environment and society, but also adds tremendous value to our business. The link below describes the award and also highlights accomplishment of the seven companies receiving the award.
- One of our Sustainability initiatives this year was based on recycling and reducing the amount of Styrofoam we use. To kick off this initiative, TRT reduced the Styrofoam cups supplied on-site and replaced them with heavy duty reusable cups in the kitchens throughout the facility. These cups are BPA-free, made in the USA, dishwasher safe and suitable for both hot and cold liquids. To read more about this initiative, please read A New Sustainability Effort -- Styrofoam Reduction
- We also held our first Employee Wellness Expo. This event was filled with workshops and assessments covering the different aspects of health and wellness. A registered dietitian provided a smoothie demonstration with delicious samples. Employees could take place in biometric screenings where a qualified health professional determines an individual’s total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure. Fitness Assessments include a private appointment with a Certified Personal Trainer where cardiovascular, flexibility and strength abilities are measured through a series of low-intensity tests. Fidelity Adviser sessions were tailored to allow employees to go through their financial plans. The nutrition seminar “Eat This, Not That: Grocery Store Edition: Ever feel confused as you navigate the grocery store aisles? Overwhelmed by the choices?”, featured a dietitian guiding attendees through the ins and outs of grocery shopping so they can choose the best foods for themselves and their families and learn how to get the most nutritional bang for your buck. The expo also features a meditation seminar. During this session, individuals were guided through a 10-minute meditation session, gained resources and learned techniques to reduce stress. Up next, employees were treated to a sleep workshop where they learned more about the importance of sleep and how to improve your nightly ZZZ’s. Adequate sleep is an important part of overall wellness. Lack of sleep can lead to poor work performance, irritability, weight gain and heart disease. In addition to these wonderful vendors, TRT had on site representatives from our 2019 health insurance company to offer advice and answer questions about coverage and held a blood drive. Donations were taken by the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center and benefited the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Over the summer, several of our employees and their friends and family were able to cheer the Boston Red Sox on to a 4-10 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
- TRT employees battled the scorching summer temperatures to make sure another Road To Responsibility project was completed! Thanks to all of our volunteers and to RTR for always letting us be a part of their team
We're looking forward to a great 2019! Check back to keep up to date on our blog posts and other news.