SUSTAINABILITYThrough our operations and activities across the value network, we’ve always put a high priority on sustainability. As the company acts internationally, regulations tighten, and stakeholder expectations increase, we have resolved to take a more systematic approach to managing our responsibilities. One of the first actions has been to prioritise those areas in which we have the most impact. These include farm certification, animal welfare, and increased transparency through product traceability.
Saga Furs is the only fur seller in the industry with a supplier certification and auditing programme on the environment and animal health and welfare. We have auctioned furs with certification since 2005 which demonstrates our long experience in quaranteeing good animal husbandry. Our most important certification programme is WelFur which is part of Furmark, a comprehensive global certification system.
In addition to certification, traceability in the production chain is increasingly important. Saga Furs has created a pelt traceability programme, which enables the manufacturers to trace the origin of the pelts down to individual farms. With Saga Trac RFID technology, this information can now be provided also to consumers.
Saga Furs actively contributes to the improvement of animal welfare as there is a direct link to quality. We auction fur pelts coming from the Western world, and all the farm suppliers need to pass a certification programme belonging to Furmark. With selling only certified furs, we secure highest-level of animal husbandry.