The EcoVadis rating methodology assesses a company’s CSR position by focuses on 21 issues, which are grouped into four dimensions: environment, labour practices and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

“To be named one of the leading companies in creating a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain by a highly respected organisation like EcoVadis is a great reward and encouragement for our efforts. It also gives a clear compass for future efforts and further improvement,” said Hans van Haarst, CEO of Smit & Zoon.