SARCA is an industry-led initiative aimed at advancing responsible and transparent Southeast Asian reptile skin supply chains while driving improvements to the trade’s operating environment.

To demonstrate how it will meet its impact vision, SARCA is working towards a series of claims. The SARCA claims to orientate the key components of a sustainable and responsible reptile trade.

 

CLAIM 1

SUSTAINABLE OFF-TAKE

 

Reptile species traded from Southeast Asia are sourced without detriment to the conservation of wild populations and in compliance with export trade requirements.

 

CLAIM 2

ANIMAL WELFARE

 

Reptile species traded from Southeast Asia are treated humanely from capture to processing, according to internationally accepted standards.

CLAIM 3

ENVIRONMENTAL &

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

Capture and processing facilities demonstrate good practice labor and operational management practices.

CLAIM 4

LIVELIHOODS SUPORTED

 

The trade in reptiles from Southeast Asia supports the livelihoods of local people and a viable, long-term industry.