Corporate Responsibility




Companies dealing and working in leather need to safeguard sustainable practices in the leather supply chain. There are well known environmental and social challenges at the various stages in the transformation from animal hide to finished product. In particular, it is upstream in the supply chain where there are impacts related to animal welfare, land use change, greenhouse gas emissions and working conditions.

Below we will describe how we manage our sustainable practices. Making sure we can deliver according to current and future demands without compromising the future. 

Animal Welfare

Carbon Footprint

Social Governance



Carbon Footprint



HexaChrome Anti-Aging Technology

Which steps are taken to ensure
sustainable and quality sourcing

Stable leather products

A close cooperation with suppliers to make sure the best techniques and additional chemicals are being used. Resulting in significantly more stable leather products.


Anti-aging testing

Besides standard chrome VI testing, Van Hoorn subjects the products to enhanced anti-aging testing to determine future oxidation from chromium III to chromium VI.


no harmful substances

Testing is being carried out by independent agencies like TÜV, SGS and Intertek according to DIN EN ISO standards which indicate if products are free from harmful substances.



Visual checks are being carried out on arrival and before shipment in order to make sure the colours and textures live up to quality demands set by Van Hoorn.


reach regulations

Testing takes place before shipping at the tanneries and at random arriving at the warehouse. All products are tested according to REACH regulations.


certified ger machine

By using a certified GER machine Van Hoorn is able to guarantee the right dimensions of the skins.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

We exist because of our excellent service, fulfilling the demands of shoe industry all around the world while being mindful about the planet.