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.
Twin Rivers is exited to announce the completion of our 2018 Sustainability Report. As referenced in past blog posts, 2018 was a great year for Twin Rivers Technologies' Sustainability program. Twin Rivers continues to focus on research and development 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. TRT has developed product lines that are SQF certified, Kosher and Halal as well as coconut only products that are certified as being free of any palm oil. Additionally, when producing palm oil-based products, TRT works with and can guarantee palm oil that only comes from Sustainable sources. TRT’s products are shipped throughout North America, South America, Asia and the European Union.
By operating with integrity and dependability, and providing superior value to our customers, we have become the supplier of choice for naturally based specialty chemicals. TRT has achieved this high level of performance through our dedicated people, our commitment to performance, and our focus on responsible and sustainable business practices. Our sustainability statement guides us in this quest.
Sustainability Statement from our CEO
In order to be successful in the area of sustainability, companies must have people who truly believe in sustainability and who offer thought provoking and innovative ideas. They also must have the willingness and determination to drive these beliefs, projects and ideas to completion. Twin Rivers Technologies has had great success with large projects in the past, such as our Combined Heat and Power project several years ago. In addition, we continue to have success with smaller projects that are equally as impactful to the sustainability of our organization and the environment. Later in this report, you will read about a 2018 initiative aimed at reducing and ultimately eliminating Styrofoam cups that were used at hydration stations throughout our facility. The initiative involved replacing Styrofoam cups that had been stocked for many years with reusable, BPA free cups that are made in the USA. This initiative did not involve the capital investment or infrastructure changes that other, larger scale projects have in the past, but has yielded both quantifiable and qualitative results for our organization.
Twin Rivers Technologies was formally recognized for our successes in Sustainability in 2018. Our success was celebrated and demonstrated with a Sustainability award given to us by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). AIM is an organization that works with and is comprised of thousands of Massachusetts employers. We were so thrilled and honored to receive this award. We believe that integrating Sustainability into our culture not only positively affects the environment and society, but also adds tremendous value to our business. We want to thank our customers, employees and the communities surrounding our Quincy, MA facility for standing with us and working to ensure that our collective businesses and communities continue to focus on Sustainability not only for today, but also for generations to come. Please continue to read to learn more about our work in Sustainability in 2018 and our strategic plans for the future.