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. That is why we always ensure that our suppliers have our latest Varner Animal Welfare Policy and that they are up to speed on our requirements for traceability and documentation through the supply chain.
We are focused on making the best choices for animals and people so that the customer is sure that the garment comes from responsible sources. Decisions in Varner Animal Welfare Policy are based on best industry practices and risk assessment for each production country and the specific challenges for this area. 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, which are recommendations set by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and are used as guidelines for all suppliers to Varner. Varner does not purchase leather or animal fiber from areas known for poor animal handling, or for transporting animals under unethical conditions.