LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN
For Salvatore Ferragamo, 2021 was a particularly significant year during which, rising to the daunting challenges posed by the pandemic, we laid the foundations for the beginning of a new chapter for our company, to project it into the future with increased strength, professionalism, and passion. We are determined to fully realize the massive potential we have created in several years of hard and illuminated work, rife with examples and important values – relying on the extremely valuable human capital that Salvatore Ferragamo has in every corner of the globe.
This year, we appreciated even more the people working at Salvatore Ferragamo. Despite the day-to-day obstacles and anxiety caused by the pandemic, they continued showing their resolve, working every day with passion and resilience. This remarkable feat – so typical of a country such as Italy – confirms the priceless value of each individual at our Company.
Salvatore Ferragamo is founded on deep-rooted values that have always characterized and inspired it – and that continue evolving and growing stronger. Our relentless and growing focus on sustainability and social commitment – which are increasingly crucial to our operations – stems from these values.
The value of Made in Italy – which, for us, translates into heritage, global quality, passion, ambition, integrity, and creativity – continues informing our relations with our supply chain. The latter has worked alongside us for years now and represents a key asset as well as an inexhaustible source of knowledge and inspiration.
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we continued to deliver on our important commitments in our communities, through projects supporting the arts and culture, health, and research – renewing our commitment to the young, which are crucial to start anew.
This is a new chapter in our history, which is to this day still inspired by the life of my father – who always managed to turn challenges into opportunities to grow. This is the vision that still drives us today and allows us to look to the future with confidence, determination, and newfound strength.
Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. Chairman