Our ESG approach

Royal Smit & Zoon, a 7th generation family-owned company, always focuses on the next generations. Our ESG Policy  is the basis for our strategy and actions. We are proud to be one of the leaders in the area of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and are pleased to share with you Royal Smit & Zoon’s latest ESG report. The annual ESG Report covers our ESG performance and outlines our ambition to create a socially and environmentally sustainable leather supply chain by 2025.

For Royal Smit & Zoon ESG is explained by:

  • Environment: here we will list our commitments that focus on reducing the environmental footprint in the leather value chain.
  • Social: here we list our commitments that focus on showing how we add value to people’s wellbeing and to society in general.
  • Governance: here we focus on ensuring that everything we do is based on a strong foundation and measurable output.
View ESG 2022

Purpose of this ESG report

Royal Smit & Zoon considers transparency in the leather value chain important to accelerate improvements. With this report, we show our commitment, current status, challenges and future plans with regard to Environmental, Social, and Governance. This ESG report supports the communication to our stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, NGO’s, leather manufacturers and fashion brands.

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