Animal welfare is an important part of a sustainable supply chain. Varner wishes to contribute to improve animal welfare practices in our industry by setting strict requirements for ourselves as well as for our suppliers. Animal Welfare Guidelines are therefor included in our Sustainability Manual.
Ethical aspects shall always be taken into account when choosing suppliers of animal fibers. For Varner, this means a focus on traceability, health and safety, and a focus on animal welfare in farms and production units. These elements are also found in The Five Freedoms recommendations set by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and used as guidelines for all suppliers to Varner.