RTP Company, global custom engineered thermoplastic compounder, has received certification as a Sony Green Partner supplier at its Singapore production facility. The status recognizes sourcing of environmentally conforming feedstocks and utilizing environmentally responsible manufacturing processes, as required by the Green Partner program, in the production of thermoplastic compounds by RTP Company. Sony developed its Green Partner Standards to ensure its suppliers maintain a high level of environmental compliance and have since garnered a great deal of respect from their Green Partner suppliers and other global OEMs for their industry leading stand on environmental responsibility.
To be awarded Green Partner certification, suppliers must meet the strict requirements of Sony Standard SS-00259 concerning segregation and use of regulated substances and document that all manufactured products are compliant. This process, referred to as "upstream management," is accomplished through complete traceability of all steps in the manufacturing process, from raw material procurement to finished goods delivery. Improvements were also made to RTP Company's manufacturing protocols in Singapore in order to become Green Partner certified, including upgrades to both product monitoring and risk management systems, guaranteeing all raw material handling and production processes are compliant.