Leading sustainability performance for Codyeco awarded with EcoVadis Platinum rating

We are proud to announce that Codyeco, as a subsidiary of Royal Smit & Zoon, has been awarded the EcoVadis Platinum rating, placing it to the top 1% of 75.000 organizations assessed globally. The Platinum rating, up 15 points from 2022, reflects our 202-year dedication to sustainability and is an improvement from the company’s Gold rating in 2022 and 2021. It also demonstrates our ongoing efforts true to our mission to create a socially and environmentally sustainable value chain, together.

“We are really proud to achieve our first Platinum rating. Doing EcoVadis’ rigorous assessment for more than 5 years already, demonstrates clearly how committed we are to ongoing improvements. While the journey to this score is not easy, it is also an encouragement to continue our efforts hand in hand with all our stakeholders. Our goal is to maintain this EcoVadis Platinum rating, while considering it as a journey and continuously keep on moving forward with our ESG ambitions. In the spirit of our mission, we want to continue to raise the bar in terms of sustainability, while collaborating for a future-proof leather industry.”

Aukje Berden, ESG Director Royal Smit & Zoon

Four impact themes
EcoVadis is a globally recognized methodology that assesses the sustainability performance of more than 75.000 organisations across a range of criteria grouped into four impact themes: “Environment”, “Labor & Human Rights”, “Ethics” and “Sustainable Procurement”. These evidence-based assessments are refined into easy-to-read scorecards, providing zero to one hundred (0-100) scores and medals (bronze, silver, gold, platinum). Royal Smit & Zoon scored particularly high in the areas of Environment, Labor practices and Ethics. Sustainable procurement is a key focus area for Royal Smit & Zoon as it raises the bar across the whole supply chain and delivers further assurance to customers and stakeholders that their expectations are being met by everyone.

“Sustainability has always been key to our business. As a company, we are committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain, putting sustainability at the heart of what we do. Achieving the Platinum rating from EcoVadis for Codyeco, as part of Royal Smit & Zoon reflects this commitment. It demonstrates to our customers and wider stakeholders that we are a trusted partner when it comes to sustainability.”

Cesar Knebel, Director Codyeco

EcoVadis sviluppa e migliora continuamente la propria valutazione, incidendo positivamente sulle prestazioni di sostenibilità attraverso le catene del valore, promuovendo la trasparenza e guidando l’innovazione. Il raggiungimento della nostra medaglia di platino conferma i nostri progressi in tutte queste aree. EcoVadis ha valutato le politiche, le azioni e i risultati di Royal Smit & Zoon in tutte le sue attività e stabilimenti di produzione in tutto il mondo.