Smit & zoon publishes CSR Report

April 11, 2017 –Smit & zoon today announced the publication of its annual CSR Report highlighting Smit & zoon’s environmental and social performance for 2016.
"Being an almost 200-year old family-owned business, long-term focus is one of our core values and sustainability is an important aspect of that," said Hans van Haarst, CEO at Smit & zoon. "To make our industry fit for the future transparency and actions are needed by all players in the value chain. This CSR report is a testimony of our actions and achievements during the past year. I’m confident it will help to achieve transparency and inspire all of us to further improve our industry."

Egbert Dikkers, Leader of Innovation & Sustainability at Smit & zoon, added: "We want to play a pioneering role when it comes to CSR and act as a catalyst in making the leather industry more sustainable, specifically in those areas where we can have the greatest impact: Safety & Health, Water and Waste. I am proud of our achievements in these areas in 2016. We, for example, started using packaging made of recycled materials, introduced several new products replacing SCP, NEP and nonylphenol and rolled out tanneryofthefuture.org, a free of charge online sustainability questionnaire for tanneries."

An online version of the report can be found here.

Smit & zoon publishes CSR Report

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