Animal welfare

Caring about animal welfare

In JYSK, we do not accept animal cruelty and our suppliers are obliged to comply with our set of rules, Supplier Code of Conduct, which applies to all our suppliers and which among other things sets demands for animal welfare.

Duvets and pillows are among our core products and many of these contain down and feathers. When speaking about animal welfare in relation to down and feathers, one specific topic is often on the agenda: plucking of down from geese while still alive. The method is characterised as animal cruelty and illegal in Europe and many other areas.

JYSK does not under any circumstances accept down and feathers plucked from live birds. Therefore, we continuously monitor our supply chain in cooperation with The International Down and Feather Laboratory, IDFL. IDFL specialises in inspections throughout the entire supply chain, including farms and slaughterhouses.

In JYSK, we only want products with down and feathers, which are bi-products of the food industry, and all JYSK’s suppliers bind themselves by contract solely to supply products made with down and feathers from slaughtered birds. In other words, down and feathers in JYSK’s products come from birds that were to be slaughtered anyway and where the birds are dead when the feathers are plucked.

JYSK also has a small selection of animal skins in assortment as well as a limited number of products containing wool. Animal skins sold at JYSK come from slaughtered animals – meaning that the animals were supposed to be slaughtered anyway. The animal is thus not raised or killed solely for the skin.

JYSK does not under any circumstances accept mulesing of sheep. This is specifically pointed out in our Supplier Code of Conduct, which all suppliers are obliged to comply with.