Partnerships

Partnerships

Smit & zoon wants to play a visible role as a catalyzer in making the leather value chain sustainable.

Therefore, we collaborate with many organizations both inside as well as outside the value chain. Our most valuable collaborations are those with our agents, distributors and customers with many of whom we have long-term relationships. Other partnerships include, but are not limited to the following organizations:

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Responsible Care

Our commitment to sustainability
Responsible CareĀ® is an initiative by the global chemical industry to drive continuous improvement and achieve excellence in environmental, health and safety and security performance.
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Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)

Working together to drive industry-wide change
We actively support ZDHC in the development of the Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) for leather.
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Koornzaayer Foundation

Founded in 1967 by Joost Smit
In 1967, Joost Smit set up the Koornzaayer Foundation in order to support local education and health initiatives in Kenya and Uganda.
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LeatherNaturally!

Smit & zoon is a member of the LeatherNaturally! Initiative.
This initiative is aimed to highlight the natural beauty of leather and educate the buying public, designers and youth about leather and the leather industry.
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Leather Working Group (LWG)

Sustainable and appropriate environmental stewardship
Smit & zoon is a member of the LWG that was formed in April 2005 to promote sustainable and appropriate environmental stewardship practices within the leather industry.
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