Since 2014, Salvatore Ferragamo has pledged a dedication to undertake a company social duty, and be clear about its operations. Now, as evaluation of the corporate’s 2017 Sustainability Report involves gentle, it has outlined a three-year plan with six primary goal areas to encourage sustainable improvement and to minimise environmental impacts.
“Guaranteeing transparency with stakeholders, we purpose to share not solely the milestones that we’ve achieved, however the challenges that lie forward and our future objectives as nicely,” Ferruccio Ferragamo, chairman of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, mentioned of the six areas of focus, which embrace “individuals”; “Made in Italy”; “merchandise and relationships with suppliers”; “territory and tradition”; and “setting”.
On the coronary heart of the venture is the corporate’s workforce, which the chairman maintains is the very essence of the model. “We firmly consider in our local people, synonymous with historical past and tradition, and within the expertise of younger Italians, who’re able to resolving right now’s issues and updating Italy’s inventive legacy,” he mentioned in an announcement. “It’s in Ferragamo’s DNA to each protect the previous of Italian custom and domesticate its future, and we’ve sustained this legacy by financing, on one hand, restorations of necessary artistic endeavors, like Neptune’s Fountain in Piazza della Signoria, Florence, and selling, on the opposite, experimentation with sustainable supplies, whereas remaining steadfast in our dedication to ‘Made in Italy’ merchandise and our respect for the revolutionary spirit of Salvatore Ferragamo’s founder.”
“Made in Italy” is central to the model ethos, and it takes its dedication to upholding the household legacy significantly. In 2014, it started inserting microchips and radio frequency identification tags into its girls’s sneakers to ensure product authenticity and facilitate the monitoring of counterfeit merchandise. These strict measures helped Ferragamo to intercept and seize greater than 268,000 counterfeit merchandise around the globe final yr.
“Greater than an affirmation, it is a name to motion to attempt for steady enchancment and lift the bar ever greater, to advertise a accountable enterprise day by day, primarily based on respect for individuals, the territory, the setting and the group,” Ferragamo added of the socially-conscious code of conduct.
To learn the complete report, together with info on the corporate’s new logistics hub on the Florence website, which, as soon as full, will imply requirements of effectivity are LEED (Management in Vitality and Environmental Design) Platinum licensed, go to Csr.ferragamo.com.