The museum owned by fashion label Salvatore Ferragamo has become the first corporation-owned museum in Italy to be awarded the ISO 14064 certification, a three-part international standard for the management and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and activities.
Situated in the heart of Florence inside the Palazzo Spini Feroni, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo plays host to thousands of tourists from around the world each year, and is dedicated to analytical reporting of emissions based on the internationally-recognized standard.
The museum was awarded the certification partly in recognition for its Museimpresa Green project, which aims to create Italy’s first group of corporate museums — together with Federturismo, Confindustria and Museimpresa — dedicated to spreading the culture of sustainability.
Creativity, craftsmanship, and innovation have been at the center of the Salvatore Ferragamo brand since it was founded in 1927. The design and production of every shoe, handbag or garment has focused strongly on Made-in-Italy principles, as well as the protection of the
“The brand’s deep ties to the local area, culture and community have instilled in Salvatore Ferragamo an ever stronger commitment and willingness to protect the places where it operates and the people who work for the group, above and beyond mere compliance with the requirements of national and international laws, standards and regulations,” said the Salvatore Ferragamo Group chairman, Ferruccio Ferragamo.
The company has also launched a new website, http://csr.ferragamo.com, detailing its efforts and achievements in corporate social responsibility (CSR).
— Michelle Tay