Smit & zoon announced it has handed out a scholarship fund to Shaanxi University of Science & Technology in Xi’an, China, as part of its ambition to make leather manufacturing more sustainable and to support Chinese tanneries in meeting the increasingly stricter environmental rules and regulations.

“The research Shaanxi University has been doing in the area of leather manufacturing is of a very high level and we are therefore pleased to be able to contribute to further research thanks to this scholarship,” said Hans van Haarst, CEO, Smit & zoon.