Our commitment to people

Improving and growing together

Respecting human rights

Being fully aware of the crucial role the eyewear industry plays in our society, we contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are committed to ensuring that human rights are respected at all times, both within our Company and throughout our supply chain. Our Group Worldwide Business Conduct Manual outlines fundamental principles, including the prohibition of forced labour, the freedom to join trade unions and the right to collective bargaining, the prohibition of child labour and exploitation, the prohibition of discrimination in the workplace, and the obligation to ensure and maintain a safe and healthy workplace. The SA8000 Social Accountability Management System Standard certification confirms the Group’s sensitivity to these issues, certifying our respect for all human rights and the application of health and safety standards in all our production facilities.

Health and safety

Workplace health and safety is a top priority to us, and this is why we invest significantly in proper health and safety trainings every year. The Group’s production sites and its headquarters in Padua have been certified according to the ISO 45001:2018 “Occupational health and safety management systems”.

Diversity & Inclusion

Valuing diversity is key to creating an inclusive culture within our Company. We foster diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities, rejecting all forms of discrimination. Valuing diversity also means developing products for all age groups, responding to the needs of different types of consumers and solving a host of problems related to vision and visual impairment, helping to create an increasingly inclusive society. 

58%of the total workforce are women
46%female executives and directors in 2023
57%of employees hired in 2023 are under 30
13nationalities at executive and director level

Our people

We value our human capital, because people are a valuable asset and play a key role in our Group’s sustainable growth. We safeguard the wellbeing of all our employees and invest in talent management, including learning and training. We see the relationship with trade unions as an important collaboration in order to always improve working conditions and support the needs of workers.

Supplier management

We select our business partners carefully to ensure that all suppliers respect the principles underpinning the Group’s sustainability strategy. Selection is done by means of a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and periodic audits to confirm the respect of local legislation on matters such as human rights, health and safety, and environment protection, the absence of corruption and compliance with Safilo’s quality standards. Our Corporate Responsible Sourcing Supplier Manual is a tool that enables us to ensure maximum transparency from suppliers and avoid human rights violations all along the supply chain.

Responsible sourcing

One example of our commitment to human rights in the supply chain is the criteria we apply to the supply of gold and palladium. To ensure that we do not use minerals whose trade could fund violent conflicts in Central Africa, we only buy gold and palladium that are traceable and conflict-free in accordance with the criteria of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the non-profit organisation that sets standards for responsible mineral procurement. Safilo's Product Team constantly researches and experiments innovative and ever more sustainable materials which are compliant with the Group's high quality standards.

Our customers

Meeting our customer’s needs is a priority for us. Providing transparent information about our materials, processes, products and the impact of our business on people and planet is central to our relationship of trust and respect with our customers.