RTC takes an active role in promoting and supporting social responsibility. Ongoing programs focus on ethical labor practices, environmental efforts and service to the communities where we work. We continue to expand these programs on a global basis, and regularly coordinate with our clients to support their social responsibility initiatives.
All of our facilities have an extensive recycling program for the various raw materials we utilize. All corrugated waste is recycled and reformulated into packing material for use in our assembly and packing operation. All other raw materials are recycled and we actively manage our scrap process, sorting all scrap materials into the appropriate containers for recycling.
For our customers, we have developed a framework for evaluating the relative eco-friendliness of various materials and processes used in the construction of retail displays and environments. During the development process, we present our customers with a variety of options for achieving sustainable design solutions.
RTC also incorporates recycled materials into our RTC Ready proprietary products. The EcoTrac product line, in particular, is produced from approximately 80% reprocessed plastic.
RTC is proud to partner with a number of nonprofit organizations in the communities where we live and work. Through philanthropy, volunteering and employing the underemployed, we continually seek new ways to invest our time and resources into our communities.
RTC has an ongoing initiative to expand our employment of the disabled, minority groups, isolated women and single young mothers, economically disadvantaged, long-term unemployed, war veterans and seniors. We are hiring these underemployed individuals at our newest facility in Changshu, China as well as across our existing offices and plants.
Additionally, we are heavily involved in a variety of volunteer programs. We provide our associates with paid time off to support their individual volunteer interests and our company supports literacy by tutoring 1st graders in reading through the Innovations For Learning Tutormate program.
Ethical Labor Practices
We hold ourselves and our suppliers accountable to the highest ethical standards. We employ a global Social and Ethical Compliance team that is responsible for managing the standards and performance at our suppliers. We provide regular support to our core suppliers, and require that they participate in our comprehensive social compliance audit process.
Red Nose Day
Eight of RTC’s global offices from across Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States came together and showed wonderful solidarity by celebrating Red Nose Day in support of a great cause and in support of a long-term client, Walgreens. Everyone got their red noses on and took some fun photos. The shared joy and enthusiasm was clearly evident.
Red Nose Day is a global fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a U.S. public charity. Red Nose Day is on a mission to end child poverty – one Nose at a time. Walgreens has pledged to donate 50% of the retail purchase price of every red nose to Comic Relief SA and 15 other children's charities. Money raised supports programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated.