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Certificate of National High-Tech Enterprise for Smit in China

SNLCC has been successfully approved by government for the certificate of National High-Tech Enterprise in Dec 2022, and officially received the certificate of High-Tech Enterprise from the government on 23 Feb 2023.

Aukje Berden confirmed as new member in Leather Naturally Management Board

Royal Smit & Zoon and Leather Naturally are pleased to announce that following a member vote, Mrs. Aukje Berden has been confirmed as a new member of the Leather Naturally Management Board with immediate effect.


Hans van Haarst will resign as CEO

The Board of Management of Royal Smit & Zoon today announces that Hans van Haarst – CEO will resign from his position effective immediately and leave the organization with an orderly transition on July 31, 2023. Marc Smit will assume the CEO role in the Board with immediate effect.

Leather Value Chain Continuity is a Choice

I urge you to embrace change in 2023, seek collaboration with others in the value chain, and ask “how it can be done, together” instead of spending time, money, and effort on resisting change. We can influence the future and destiny of our value chain, there are options and there always are choices to be made. 

Royal Smit & Zoon maintains EcoVadis GOLD Rating

We are proud to announce that Royal Smit & Zoon maintained its EcoVadis GOLD medal. With this recognition, Royal Smit & Zoon belongs to the top 9% of all companies assessed by EcoVadis.

Synthol ZLS 246: Tailor made fatliquor for Zeo White

All-round fatliquor for exceptional inner softness and suitable for dry milled leather articles. Main fatliquor for Zeology tanned leather.

From Paris to New York: Zeology gets worldwide attention at fairs

The month July was packed with interesting fairs and exhibitions. Our team was present at Premiere Vision Paris, Lineapelle and Global Footwear Sourcing (part of Texworld) also in New York. Discover the highlights.

Codyeco and Nera at Phygital Sustainability Expo in Rome

We are happy to announce that our subsidiaries Codyeco and Nera will be present at the Phygital Sustainability Expo, the 11th and 12th July.

PUMA RE:SUEDE experiment

Sports company PUMA has started to distribute 500 pairs of its experimental RE:SUEDE sneaker to participants in Germany after recording strong interest for this compostability project.

Nera and SPOOR join forces at Première Vision Paris

Nera and SPOOR offer traceability, transparency, and sustainability from farm level to tanned leather.

200 Year Celebration Dinner Royal Smit & Zoon

Royal Smit & Zoon celebrated their 200 year anniversary with their most appreciated relationships in the Dutch Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.

Royal Smit & Zoon presents 2021 ESG Report

Leather chemicals manufacturer Royal Smit & Zoon has published its Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) report for 2021, highlighting the company’s environmental and social performance.