As of July 8, 2014, over 20 tape manufacturing companies are engaged in PSTC’s Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) certification program. Multiple companies have already completed the rigorous certification process.
The RTM program, which was introduced in 2010, is a third-party audited system and a PSTC membership requirement. PSTC RTM certification acknowledges and raises the visibility of PSTC member tape companies that invest in being responsible manufacturers.
“In an uncertain and changing world, PSTC is helping members demonstrate that their products are made in a responsible manner with regard to the environment, people, facilities, and quality systems,” says Wayne Helton, PSTC Board Past Chair. “When customers shop the world it is difficult to ascertain how product is being manufactured, but our RTM process helps members understand quality systems, environmental practices and; perhaps most importantly, how a company treats and manages its people. PSTC members think of themselves as stewards of the environment and of our employees, and that this is the right way to do business.”
PSTC’s RTM program is uniquely comprehensive and recognizes good manufacturing practices as an integral part of the value that PSTC member tape companies bring to their customers. The program delivers quantifiable differentiation between RTM certified tape companies and all other tape producers globally.
PSTC member companies who have recently completed the RTM program and RTM details/qualifications can be found here.