SUSTAINABILITYThrough our operations and activities across the value network, we’ve always put a high priority on sustainability. As the company expands 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, product traceability, animal welfare, and increased transparency.
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. Saga Certification has been used since 2005, and it includes WelFur. WelFur 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. Saga Certification is the most important tool in the measurement of animal welfare to which WelFur brings new tools for assess and secure highest-level of animal husbandry.