Sustainable procurement for Zeology

Responsible procurement of key raw materials is a crucial part of building a sustainable supply chain. This is why the refined bauxite used to produce the zeolite for our tanning product Zeology meets the highest ESG standards and has been certified according to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) standards since 2022. This way Nera guarantees that all steps in our value chain from the bauxite mining until and including the production of zeolite comply with the ASI Performance Standard and the ASI Chain of Custody Standard. ASI standards address various ESG topics such as environmental impact, material stewardship, human rights, business governance and labor rights.

General Supporters Membership ASI

Following esteemed companies like e.g., Heineken, Mercedes-Benz Group, Cargill, IKEA, BMW Group and Nestle Nespresso Nera has joined as ASI member as of August 2023. Doing so puts us in a position to further support a sustainable bauxite, zeolite and leather value chain.

We highly value ASI’s efforts to drive responsible production, sourcing and stewardship in the global aluminium value chain. These efforts perfectly align with Royal Smit & Zoon’s and Nera’s mission. Producing Zeology based on ASI certified bauxite safeguards many aspects towards our long term ESG goals, creating a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain.

Marc Smit, CEO – Royal Smit & Zoon

About ASI

ASI works together with producers, users and stakeholders in the aluminium value chain to collaboratively foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum. More information can be found on their website.

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