KINTO recognizes that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods.
In 2020 KINTO USA will ship all orders using UPS carbon neutral option:
UPS offers customers the ability to counterbalance the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the transport of their packages through carbon offsetting. This means that for every ton of CO2 a package produces in transportation, an equivalent amount of CO2 is saved by a verified emission reduction project somewhere else in the world. By participating in the UPS carbon neutral program, customers will be supporting emissions reduction projects that help mitigate the climate impact of shipping their parcels.
In 2020 KINTO USA will remove plastic from our shipping boxes:
To remove plastic from our shipping boxes, we asked our warehouse and distribution center to switch to paper based packing materials. Please kindly note that some of our products are wrapped in polybags to protect it from getting damaged or dirty during transit from our factory, to our distribution center, and to your home. Thanks for your understanding during the transition to a 100% plastic free shipment.
In 2020 KINTO USA will stop printing catalogs and go paperless:
Every year KINTO USA was printing thousands of catalogs for tradeshows and for our sales representatives. Since we are in 2020, and as a company we now have access to a lot of digital tools, we decided not to print catalogs anymore and only use downloadable PDFs.
In 2020 KINTO USA will continue to uphold the value of responsible manufacturing:
All of our products are made of high quality, responsibly sourced materials which are safe to use and BPA free. We partner with carefully vetted factories in Japan and overseas whose operations align with KINTO’s high product quality standards and values on responsible manufacturing.
In 2020 KINTO USA will continue to embrace diversity and inclusion:
While KINTO is a Japanese brand, we are a global company with subsidiaries in Europe and the US. We also have distribution partners worldwide. Coming together around the shared aspiration to bring comfort and enrichment to the everyday life, KINTO team members represent diverse nationalities, age, gender and sexual orientation, academic and professional backgrounds. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone’s creativity and experiences are valued, and where equal opportunity and treatment are afforded to all.
In 2020 our company is committed to be part of the solution, to do our part for the environment and society. KINTO USA will try its best to:
- Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.
- Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
- Continually integrate responsible and sustainable business practices across our operations.
The KINTO USA Team