The Responsible Down Standard aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that are not subjected to unnecessary harm. RDS is an international, voluntary standard that addresses animal welfare in the duck and goose supply chain and the chain of custody of down and feather material from certified farms to the final product. Individual sites are certified by independent certification bodies in annual audits. The Responsible Down Standard is owned and managed by Textile Exchange. Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organization.