Kopenhagen Fur wants to excel in everything the company
does and in all aspects of the trade. For decades, corporate social
responsibility (CSR) has therefore been an integral part of the
company's values and efforts. In 2010, Kopenhagen Fur took the
extra step to formalise its CSR efforts by joining UN's Global
Compact and focusing on the matter in its daily
UN's Global Compact focuses on 10 principles under four
topics: human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Kopenhagen Fur is a Danish company operating under Danish law,
which makes the company compliant to strict laws and regulations
within all four areas. However, the company has chosen to go far
beyond the requirements of the law and lay down practices that
enforce human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption to a
degree few companies can follow.
Even though Kopenhagen Fur has only joined the CSR
movement officially in 2010, the company is already known for its
efforts within the field. For instance, Kopenhagen Fur has for
years enforced transparent and democratic principles within trade
ranking all its customers equal. And employees at Kopenhagen Fur
have for years enjoyed the benefits of wide-spread employment
benefits and focus on staff's health and career
The positive flip side of focusing on corporate social
responsibility is its positive effect on the company's turnover.
E.g. Kopenhagen Fur employees stay at the company longer than
usual, guarding the company from unwanted costs of re-placing
skilled personnel. Likewise, the environmental initiatives
Kopenhagen Fur has undertaken have greatly reduced electricity
More initiatives are underway as the focus on CSR has been
strengthened with Kopenhagen Fur's membership of UN's Global
Compact. Its all a matter of doing well by doing good.