Egbert Dikkers started working for Royal Smit & Zoon in 1992 and since then fulfilled various management positions of which the last years focussing on ESG. In his current role as Global Director ESG, Egbert is making use of his wide industry experience supporting Royal Smit & Zoon in creating a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain. This includes developing innovative chemistry, a strong commitment to the ZDHC program, improving the safe handling of chemicals in the leather value chain and by stimulating the collaboration with international industry groups like the Leather Working Group, ZDHC, Leather Impact Accelerator, Sustainable Leather Foundation and Leather Naturally. Egbert is currently Co-Chair of the LWG Tannery of the Future subgroup and chairing the Leather Naturally Management Board, an association focussing on education and promotion of leather.
About Royal Smit & Zoon
Royal Smit & Zoon, founded in 1821, is an international family owned company that develops and manufactures sustainable (bio)chemical solutions for the leather industry. As a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals for leather manufacturers, the main focus is on sustainability through innovation and a long-term focus to support customers in meeting their current and future needs. Customers are active in industries such as automotive, high-end fashion, and upholstery.