SEDEX SMETA Audit
TRT received a 100% score on our most recent audit.
ACI 1.5C Climate Challenge
TRT joined the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI), 1.5C Climate Challenge in 2021. We understand action may look different for different companies, but the challenge remains the same. In alignment with the ACI signatories, TRT is examining its emissions to develop a corporate climate strategy and targets with the 1.5°C ambition, which strives to reach net-zero global emissions by 2050. We are targeting by 2023, to have set science-based GHG reduction targets. TRT began reporting its Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in 2017.
As part of the 1.5C Challenge we are looking at potential projects and technologies that will help us progress targeted emissions that will lead to meaningful reductions. Since 2017, TRT has reduced it’s overall emissions by 5% (based on a per pound basis). The challenge will be to continue to make reductions that will ultimately lead to net zero by 2050.
TRT recognizes the threat that the entire world community faces with climate change. To increase our transparency TRT joined the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2020 and in 2021 began reporting into the forum. TRT has worked to hold its emissions in check to prevent any rise in global temperature over 1.5C between now and 2030 and beyond. However, the proof is in the pudding … or in this case, the data. The environmental impact we have on the planet is reported to the regulatory agencies on a continuous basis and shared with the public in our annual Sustainability Report. The CDP Project is another opportunity to become an active part in reducing the impact of climate change that affects us all.
Supply Chain Audit Program
TRT has a supply chain that involves international partners in North America and Southeast Asia. Stresses on the supply chains in both areas were especially concerning in 2021. As part of a greater supply chain that brings raw materials from the field through the manufacturing process and ultimately to our customers, TRT strives work only with suppliers that do so in a responsible manner.
In 2021 TRT reached out to all of its suppliers to understand specific environmental, health, safety, social and economic standards are being maintained at all times. This most recent effort builds on a program that works to meet Halal, Kosher and SQF standards. We plan to build on this effort in 2022 by engaging our suppliers using platforms we currently utilize like Ecovadis and Sedex to gauge their level of activity and commitment to ESG issues.