Founded in Vienna in 1988, FOUR PAWS has since become a major force for animal welfare worldwide. Together, our global teams work toward a common goal: a world where animals are treated with respect, empathy, and understanding. To create sustainable and impactful change for animals, we must work with integrity and follow high ethical standards. Our policies provide a framework enabling FOUR PAWS to continue to thrive as the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence.
Policy on our Animal Welfare Work
A summary of our standpoints on wild animals, farm animals and companion animals, as well as on animal welfare in general.
Code of Conduct
A compass for all colleagues, interns, volunteers, contractors and partners of FOUR PAWS, which reflects our commitment to workplace integrity and the highest standards of quality in everything we do.
What is expected of employees, interns, and volunteers and what they can expect from FOUR PAWS.
Safety and Security Policy
The principles and system that guide FOUR PAWS to achieve the highest possible level of safety and security in its offices and sanctuaries.
Good Management Policy
A comprehensive approach to management which takes into account both internal management procedures, and its relations with external stakeholders.
Policy Against Fraud and Other Corrupt Practices
A comprehensive approach to anti-fraud and anti-corruption practices which takes into account both prevention and consequences.
Guidance on the management of donations to FOUR PAWS and information on what is expected of FOUR PAWS and its donors.