Leather chemicals manufacturer Royal Smit & Zoon has published its Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) report for 2021, highlighting the company’s environmental and social performance. The report is describing the company’s challenges for the future and the progress it is making towards its mission ‘to create a socially and environmentally sustainable leather supply chain’. Despite the impact of Covid-19 Royal Smit & Zoon is reporting strong progress towards its long-term goals with some specific highlights.
The Board of Management of Royal Smit & Zoon would like to introduce this report with an appeal to the whole industry: “The future of our industry depends on our ability to convince the end-consumer of the environmental, social and economic competitiveness of leather as a circular material. The technologies exist, no inventions are needed. However, we collectively need to do the right thing and attract the young generation and talent. Doing the right thing means making decisions based on facts, proactively exclude those from our value chain who do not share our values and vision and chose to continue with the practices of the past. Let our ESG report be a contribution to this goal and an inspiration for many.”

View the 2021 ESG Report

Board of Management Royal Smit & Zoon, from left to right: Hans van Haarst, Marc Smit, Dennis Maas