Among its achievements, the report includes Smit & zoon’s Product Passport and the launch of its zeolite based, chrome-free retanning agent, Syntan ZLR 100. “2017 has been an exciting year for us. We launched interesting new products, opened new sales offices and leather application labs, and acquired Italian leather chemicals manufacturer Codyeco,” said Hans van Haarst, CEO, Smit & zoon, adding the report shows the supplier’s continuous efforts in supporting its customers with innovation and sustainability.

As one of the largest family-owned leather chemicals suppliers, Smit & zoon, says it has the ambition to play a catalysing role in making the leather value chain sustainable. “We focus our CSR strategy on the areas where we feel we can have the biggest impact; Footprint, Safety & Health and Catalysing. To fulfil our role as a catalyst, we collaborate with many players in the industry and we are as transparent as possible. Our role in ‘Tannery of the Future’ and ‘Leather Naturally’, and the publication of our Product Passport are great examples of that.”, said Egbert Dikkers, Leader of Innovation & Sustainability, Smit & zoon.

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