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TRT & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Oct 22, 2019 7:59:00 AM

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.



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Topics: Sustainability, sdg

ACI 2017 Sustainability Report

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Feb 7, 2019 10:34:52 AM

Twin Rivers Technologies is an active participant in American Cleaning Institute's Sustainability Program. In addition to our Sustainability initiatives, we offer a line of RSPO Certified Sustainable Mass Balance Fatty Acids. To view ACI's 2017 Sustainability Report, please click here

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Sustaining Our Community: Fore River Clubhouse Makeover

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Feb 7, 2019 10:33:40 AM

Sustaining our success and commitment to sustainability involves thoughtful engagement with our employees, customers, and community. Revamping the Fore River Clubhouse and fields is important to our community, and in turn to Twin Rivers Technologies. For the full article, please visit The Patriot Ledger

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Topics: Sustainability, community involvement, Fore River, news

TRT Receives Ecovadis CSR Gold Rating

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Jan 14, 2019 12:24:00 PM

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.  TRT’s Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR), Program is centered around our STRIVE CARE philosophy.  These beliefs drive not only our performance but how we can positively impact society.


Environment Situated at the confluence of two rivers, TRT connection with the environment is as close in proximity as it’s reliance upon it.  As a deep water terminal and refining company the protection of these resources is paramount to our success forcing us to “Act Locally” everyday. But TRT goes beyond just local actions, we work to measure and reduce emissions that affect the environment as a whole and support international efforts to protect our PLANET.

Labor & Human Rights Our employees are the greatest resource that we have.  At TRT, we promote health wellness and personal growth in a team based environment. Skills that are needed for grow within the business are included in TRT’s comprehensive training package and all of our employees are encouraged to continuously expand their education.  Outside the workplace TRT sponsors and supports community assistance and development projects and efforts our PEOPLE make at home.

Ethics & Sustainable Procurement  Trust is the basis for all interactions regardless if the are between friends or in global commerce systems.  The quality systems that TRT has developed insure that our products meet the highest standards in the marketplace and shipped to meet all customer needs and requirements.  Procurement of raw materials for the production of those products conducted under TRT Supplier Code of Conduct and meets RSPO certification to guarantees ethical purchasing and sales PERFORMANCE throughout the supply chain. TRT is not only a leader in oleochemical manufacturing, but as compared to 40,000 other industrial entities measured by Ecovadis, is in the top ten percentile for CSR performance.  We are currently developing a policy to support all eighteen of the Untied Nations Corporate Development Goals either philosophically or in practice with the expectation that these efforts will improve our results in all other areas as well.

In 2019, we will publish our 2018 Sustainability Report, which will detail more about our program changes, improvements and successes TRT celebrated in 2018.

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A New Sustainability Effort -- Styrofoam Reduction

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Sep 6, 2018 2:16:00 PM

TRT implanted a sustainability program several years ago and began publishing an Annual Sustainability Report in 2017.  We have built our Sustainability program on three foundational pillars:

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Topics: Sustainability