Committed to Best Practice
Our 90 strong team are proud to represent leading industry practices. Meeting both ISO 9001:2015 Quality & ISO 14001:2015 Environmental standards, we continue to exceed using only the highest quality materials within our product portfolio.
To demonstrate our commitment to excellence, our certification against both standards is audited and approved by LRQA. Using LRQA provides our clients with the confidence that are process comply with their Global standards, allowing them to grant ISO certification.
In 2015, the United Nations released their Sustainable Development Goals, 17 interlinked goals providing a framework for sustainability for organisations and other groups. Kiowa are adopting the SDG’s and using them as a framework for planning and communicating their sustainability improvements. This is highlighted further, with Kiowa being sustainably verified by the Safe Contractor association, and now currently in the process of gaining Ecovadis Sustainable Supply Chain Management certification.
Safe Contractor Status
At the beginning of 2023, Kiowa was officially awarded Alcumus Safe Contractor status for the group’s commitment to health and safety best practice. The scheme accredits a limited number of contractors from a range of sectors, for demonstrating exemplary standards in health and safety management.
Along with Alcumus’s other approved members, Kiowa’s Safe Contractor status can be accessed and verified publicly, ensuring businesses have access to a controlled pre-audited pool of reputable suppliers, that adhere to the highest industry standards.
An Official Achilles Supplier
As a leading hose assembly supplier, Kiowa is heavily focused on helping businesses protect their supply chain and ensuing they can access high quality, safe, products. Rigorously audited by Achilles, Kiowa continues to maintain it’s Achilles supply chain qualification status, for being a credible, quality, trusted and financially safe supplier.
Recognised as a key player in the industrial hose and hydraulic industry, Kiowa remains committed in upholding these standards, having also extended its environmental, social, & governance policy, and latest CSR framework.
BFPA Hose Assembly Certification (Q Mark)
Kiowa remains a long-standing member of the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) and continues to hold its quality assurance mark (Q mark) awarded by the BFPA, for maintaining the highest standards in British hose assembly production.
Our Environmental Policy
Committed to environmental excellence, we promote and uphold eco-friendly practices, surpassing legislative requirements. Our dynamic approach includes continuous improvement in environmental performance, minimizing impact through low-impact materials. Operating under ISO14001:2015 standards, we conserve energy, prevent pollution, and promote waste reduction. Proactively preventing incidents, we communicate transparently and encourage stakeholders to adopt eco-conscious practices. Regular audits and employee training ensure compliance, reinforcing our pledge to sustainable environmental practices.