Corporate Social Responsibility

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.

EcoVadis Silver 2021

EcoVadis

In 2021, RTC completed our second annual sustainability assessment with EcoVadis, a trusted global business sustainability rating organization. Over 75,000 companies use the EcoVadis platform to benchmark their sustainability programs against a universal scorecard. RTC achieved a “Silver” rating both in Europe and the U.S., placing us in the top 25% of companies that participate.

Sustainability

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.

Community Action

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 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.

Sleep Out for Porchlight charity camping trip

Sleep Out Challenge 

On a cool October evening, the RTC Europe Senior management team braved sleeping rough outside in cardboard shelters to raise money and awareness of homelessness.

The management team came dressed in their warmest, which may or may not have included a pink fluffy onesie. While they had the luxury of a warm campfire and hot food, we know that for many this is not their reality and homelessness is a daily struggle.

RTC Europe participated in the Sleep Out to raise money and awareness for the charity, Porchlight. Porchlight provides personalized support services, housing, and job opportunities to the most vulnerable members of the community: people who are homeless, living with mental illness, or living in poverty.