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.
Merriam-Webster defines glycerin as a "thick, sweet, clear liquid used in making medicines, food, soap, etc." They further define it as "a sweet syrupy hygroscopic trihydroxy alcohol C3H8O3 usually obtained by the saponification of fats and used especially as a solvent and plasticizer, as a moistening agent, emollient, and lubricant, and as an emulsifying agent" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycerol#medicalDictionary).
Twin Rivers Technologies has the largest portfolio of Fatty Acid offerings in Oleochemical industry with broadest range of raw materials. Twin Rivers continues to be focused on 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. Read more below to find out about our Commercial highlights from 2018 or
As we've seen for the past several years, the shortage of drivers in the trucking industry have caused issues throughout the US, especially as the economy continues to grow. One year ago, we posted a blog titled Trucking Industry Industry & Solutions. The article discussed the issues surrounding the trucking industry overall, how the issues would impact TRT, and ultimately our customers, what TRT is doing to combat these issues and what our customers could do to help. One year later, this is still a hot topic throughout our industry. As such, we continue to look at innovative ways to deliver products to customers on today's challenging market. An article in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel discussed many of these same issues including the fact that there is more work than available drivers and that restrictions on new drivers (age, insurance, etc) allow experienced drivers to call the shots. As we know, fewer people are choosing truck driving as a career path. And those that do, don't often stay with it. According to the article, "Students who graduate from commercial driving schools often aren’t prepared for the jobs they get, and experienced truckers can easily move from one firm to another if they are dissatisfied with working conditions or pay. Turnover rate for large truckload carriers, according to a survey done by Stay Metrics, a national retention firm, hit 94 percent in the first quarter of 2018" (http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2019/01/trucking-industry-in-need-of-new-drivers/).