Responsibility

From this starting point, where biological resources are used and recycled, Kopenhagen Fur works with all parts in the value chain in order to support a sustainable development.

Financial, social and sustainable responsibility

Kopenhagen Fur is one of the largest companies in Denmark and the leading player in the international fur trade. The cooperative is owned by the Danish fur farmers and approx. 6,000 people are directly employed in the trade in Denmark.

Our focus is on financial stability, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Kopenhagen Fur is a well-managed company, creating the best trade platform for the skins produced by our suppliers. Most of the skins are sold for export providing a significant contribution to the Danish trade balance.  Kopenhagen Fur is also able to attract skins from fur farmers in Europe and North America because the market price is set at Kopenhagen Fur. Fur farmers are thereby ensured the best possible prices in our auction room.

 

World’s largest CSR initiative

Since 2010, Kopenhagen Fur has been part of the United Nations' Global Compact which obligates companies to work with CSR within human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption. With the support from nearly 10,000 companies and organisations, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest CSR initiative. Participants in the UN Global Compact are obliged to report annually about status and progress. Kopenhagen Fur’s reports are available for the public on the UN Global Compact’s website.

 

Circular bio economy

Kopenhagen Fur’s vision is to become the world’s most sustainable fur house. The base for that vision is the Danish mink production, which is part of the circular bio economy. From this starting point, where biological resources are used and recycled, Kopenhagen Fur works with all parts in the value chain to support a sustainable development. These initiatives range from large programmes with international perspectives, such as WelFur, to local initiatives, such as the use of surplus heat from Kopenhagen Fur’s cooling plant, to heat approx. 1,000 family homes in our local community in Glostrup, where Kopenhagen Fur is located.

The UN Global Compact

By being a member of the UN Global Compact, Kopenhagen Fur is obligated to run the company within the framework of the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles. This framework incorporates human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption. Read more about the UN Global Compact here.

Sustainability

Kopenhagen Fur cooperates with the fur trade to continuously develop an international, sustainable development. Read about the initiatives here

Kindergartens in Namibia

The majority of Kopenhagen Fur's employees donate a sum of their salary to Kopenhagen Fur's charity work helping children in Namibia. Read about our kindergartens in Namibia here.