Sustainability (ESG) Internship

We're looking for a motivated intern passionate about sustainability. If you're eager to make a real impact, we want to hear from you.

Wat ga jij doen

Royal Smit & Zoon is a globally operating family business in the leather industry with an ambitious mission: to create a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain, together. Are we there yet? Not quite. But we are ambitious, making great strides, and we’re proud to have recently earned the prestigious EcoVadis Platinum label. This recognition reflects our ongoing innovation to positively impact the environment and society. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we are seeking an intern who is passionate about sustainability and eager to make a difference. During your internship, you will work with the ESG Director to update our ESG policies and implement our ESG goals. You’ll also help identify opportunities for improvement in our sustainability journey and assist with ESG reporting.

As an ESG Intern, you will be involved in the following activities:

As an ESG Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable and broad experience in the field of sustainability, ESG, and corporate social responsibility. You will work in a dynamic, international environment where your ideas and efforts are valued, and where you can contribute to positive changes across the entire leather value chain. We are seeking a hands-on, proactive, independent, and motivated student who is eager to learn and grow.

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Circular business


Climate Change


Global Business Strategies

Global Value Chains & Cross-sector Partnerships

Sustainability Business Practices







Wie zoeken wij

Wat bieden wij

What does Royal Smit & Zoon offer you:

A fun and challenging internship at a dynamic and leading internationally operating family business where there is a lot of room for new ideas and gaining experience, and furthermore:

Wie zijn wij

Royal Smit & Zoon is a dynamic internationally operating company with an ambitious mission: To create a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain, together. We are taking significant strides and are proud to have recently achieved the prestigious platinum label from EcoVadis. This signifies our ongoing commitment to innovation in order to achieve a positive impact on the environment and society.

Since our establishment in 1821, we have evolved into a 7th generation family business, specializing in the production of high-quality sustainable solutions for leather processing. Our products  are purchased by tanneries worldwide to produce premium leather for applications in automotive, furniture upholstery, and high-end fashion.

The familial character is still very much present within the organization, where collaboration and attention to each other are central. At Royal Smit & Zoon, you have the space to develop and realize your growth ambitions.

We are a well-known and highly esteemed player in the leather industry. Our headquarters and production facility are located in Weesp, and we have a second production facility in Amersfoort. Globally, around 00 dedicated employees work at Smit & Zoon in various locations, including the Netherlands, Italy, China, India, and Germany. Royal Smit & Zoon is a company with a rich history, a clear focus, and a long-term vision.

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