At Ferragamo, we envision a future where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) are not buzzwords but ingrained in the fabric of our organization.
We aspire to be a trailblazer in the fashion and luxury goods industry, setting new standards of excellence in cultivating and celebrating an inclusive and equitable environment for our employees, clients, and stakeholders.
Through our DEI&B efforts, we aim to foster a sense of belonging for everyone within our organization. We will cultivate a caring environment where individuals can bring their authentic selves to work, knowing they will be supported and encouraged to grow both personally and professionally. We believe in the power of connecting diverse ideas and talents to unlock innovative solutions, drive creativity, and foster a culture of excellence.
As a fashion & luxury goods company, we recognize our responsibility to advocate for equity and fairness throughout our value chain. We are committed to ensuring that our products and services reflect the diversity of our customers, while promoting responsible sourcing and manufacturing practices. We will actively engage with our suppliers, partners, and stakeholders to uphold ethical standards and contribute to the well-being of the communities we touch.
In pursuit of our vision, we understand that this is an ongoing journey, requiring continuous learning, self-reflection, and accountability. We are committed to regularly assessing our progress, measuring the impact of our initiatives, and making necessary adjustments to drive meaningful and lasting change.
Guaranteeing its people the opportunity to grow in a work environment where diversity is considered a value is a priority for the Group, which has launched many initiatives in this direction.
The Inclusion Policy, which was formally adopted in 2019, aims to support multiculturalism and promote equality and equal opportunities, fighting all types of discrimination and condemning any form of harassment. In addition, the Policy sets the goal of promoting meritocracy and fair treatment at all levels, facilitating the development, expression and enhancement of individual potential.
As further confirmation of the commitment in terms of inclusion and diversity, in 2020 Ferragamo has launched a cultural change process focus on diversity and inclusion, which aims, through learning sessions and activities, to promote and raise awareness on the impact of diversity and inclusion in the business.
On the subject of inclusion and disability, Ferragamo joined “The Hiring Chain” global campaign, promoted by CoorDown, launching an important job inclusion project at corporate level that led to the inclusion in the Company of a resource with Down syndrome.
Our Company also promotes stable employment with 94% permanent employment contracts.
Our culture is focused on innovation, continuous improvement, and young talent development: during 2022, 45% of our hires involved people under 30, and the Group has talent from 83 different nationalities, making the company a dynamic and inspiring place to work in.
The average age of the Group in the year 2022 was 39 years.
Furthermore, Ferragamo has joined Valore D, the first business association in Italy committed to creating a professional world free of discrimination, where gender equality and the culture of inclusion support the growth of the organization itself.