To ensure the continuous improvement of best animal welfare practices in the down industry, Control Union performs audits to check whether your supply chain complies with the RDS. The RDS has been developed by Control Union, The North Face and Textile Exchange through a wide stakeholder review process, which involved, among others, worldwide down supply chain members and major animal welfare organisations. The scope of the RDS includes the full down supply chain from the farms and slaughter facilities (animal welfare) to the down processors and garment factories (traceability).
Control Union Certifications BV is accredited by SLAB for this scheme under registration nr. CP 004-01