Canada Goose announced that it has achieved certification under the Responsible Down Standard (RDS*). With this accreditation, the brand joins other Responsible Down Certified global manufacturers who embrace sustainability and animal welfare.

“We are driven by our purpose to keep the planet cold and the people on it warm,” said Dani Reiss, president and CEO, Canada Goose. “With today’s announcement, we have reached yet another milestone in the journey to deliver on our purpose, months ahead of schedule.”

As a certified member, Canada Goose will continue to participate in the RDS Global Working Group, governed by the Textile Exchange, to ensure that the RDS continues to evolve and reflect best practices in the industry.

“The Responsible Down Standard is a global standard for best practice in down production,” said La Rhea Pepper, CEO, Textile Exchange. “The RDS helps ensure duck and goose welfare is protected at the farm level and then tracks that material all throughout the supply chain. We’re thrilled to see Canada Goose achieve this high standard.”

This accreditation builds on the company’s Sustainable Impact Strategy, which includes achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2025, aiming for 90 percent of its fabrics to receive bluesign approval for responsible and sustainable practices by 2025 and transitioning 90 percent of its materials to Preferred Fibers and Materials (PFMs), which are sustainable alternatives to conventional materials, by 2025.

*The RDS is an international, voluntary program that monitors the chain of custody for certified materials and ensures that RDS down standards are maintained throughout the entire supply chain.