Smit & zoon has continuously reinvented themselves over the course of almost 200 years. Being among the top 5 players within the leather industry, Smit & zoon is making a difference within the market, especially in regards to its CSR policy.
Marc Smit, owner of Smit & zoon: "I find it very special to be able to receive this award, considering this is a prize that gives appreciation to all that we have accomplished over the past 197 years. It also gives us a great incentive to continue with what we have worked hard on for so long: giving this company a very bright future by focusing on making the leather industry more sustainable and thus being truly distinctive. We are really going to make a difference, I am convinced of that!"
According to Ernst Groenteman, program director EY Entrepreneur of the year, Smit is among the entrepreneurs that "have been challenged by top entrepreneurs. This is a program where inspiration, innovation, recognition, mentoring, differences and similarities are the fuel for further growth."
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year award has been awarded in over 60 countries for more than 30 years. It’s intended to put entrepreneurship on a pedestal as well as to encourage and support entrepreneurs to be the best they can be, to themselves and to their clients and employees.