RDS: Responsible Down Standard
Auping sells down duvets and pillows that are certified according to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS).The RDS excludes the force-feeding and live-plucking of animals. Down is a by-product of the food industry. In order to guarantee the above conditions, the entire chain, from farm to finished product, is periodically checked and approved by the independent certification body, Control Union. At the same time, the down is traceable along the entire chain and each lot of down is checked in this regard. Only products that comply with these requirements can bear the RDS logo.