We believe in using our business as a force for good.
We make every effort to do our part as responsible stewards in our community, to maintain awareness and consciousness around sustainability in our daily practices, and to make meaningful decisions to do positive things for our planet. Here, you'll find some examples of how this commitment guides our business model every day.
On a daily basis, Kinco pushes itself to deliver the highest quality product and the best value to our customers. In order to do this successfully, we rely on our employees to practice the company’s core values, and on our partners in business to lead with the same strong integrity – whether it’s deciding on where to buy raw material or where Kinco’s products are being sold. It is essential to us that every business relationship we foster is a mutually beneficial partnership in which all involved have a clear understanding of the values that Kinco represents.
We realize the importance of constant open communication to achieve this transparency. Our Purchasing Team in Portland works diligently to build and maintain strong relationships with our employees and manufacturers on the ground overseas. This collaboration helps to ensure good ethics are being followed, production is meeting deadlines, and consistency and high-quality standards are met. We have a code of conduct for our vendors which has only strengthened our valuable relationships, some of which have flourished for nearly 50 years. Similarly, our Sales Team throughout the United States is continuously connected with our headquarters in Portland to ensure the company’s standards and goals are being accurately portrayed and shared with our customers.
As a US-based second-generation family run company, Kinco has a strong commitment to treating its employees, manufacturers, and customers as our extended family and stands behind them 100%.
Our passion is gloves, and that goes hand-in-hand with a love and respect for the great outdoors. We recognize the importance of our responsibility and commitment to sustainable practices for the present and future.
We believe that creating dependable, long-lasting products is the most powerful lever we can pull to minimize our environmental impact. We maximize performance and durability through thoughtful, in-depth consideration of intended use, and by selecting proven materials that endure the test of time.
We believe that a sustainable workplace and green office initiatives create a positive work culture that improves the health, happiness, and productivity of our employees. It also helps us reduce waste, increase productivity, and speeds our method of execution. All of these activities have meaningful impact on our customers, our community, and the world.
We believe that sustainability is only part of a broader concept of social, ethical, and safety considerations. We look for every opportunity to play a part in reducing global greenhouse emissions and this includes evaluating our warehouse facility and processes.
As you can see, Kinco is committed to doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint and work towards achieving carbon neutrality. Based on our core value of “Keep Improving,” we continue to work to gather feedback from employees, business partners, and community members on how to make small adjustments to do better. We are currently researching more sustainable materials such as vegetable-based options, transforming water bottle and fishing net waste into innovative textiles, and more.
Stay tuned! We have a lot to look forward to.