Business model

Vertical integration of the supply chain

The Calzedonia Group is vertically integrated and controls all steps in the supply chain, from manufacturing to retail. Today, in our facilities, we manufacture 75-85% of the products we sell.


Our Italian offices in Verona, Avio and Castiglione delle Stiviere handle the design process;


Manufacturing is entrusted to the Group's factories in Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Bosnia and Ethiopia;


The entire process converges at our logistics centres, which restock the sales points (operated directly or as franchises).



These are consistent, stable investments that normally employ an elevated number of employees.

Unlike many other businesses in the industry, the Calzedonia Group, being the owner, directly manages the working conditions and the services provided to employees and collaborators, and directly responds to matters of:

  • Respect for the environment;
  • Security;
  • Control over energy sources;
  • Use of raw materials.



The ownership of our factories makes it possible to: coordinate manufacturing with other steps along the supply chain, ensure complete adherence to the Group's needs, and have a deeper understanding of the social fabric in which our companies operate and any potential issues that may arise.

Throughout the entire production supply chain, the Calzedonia Group is committed to:

  • Complying with the highest safety, health and environmental protection standards;
  • Offering optimal working conditions;
  • Providing adequate wages and contributing, as much as possible, to the growth of the communities that host the companies.


Our approach to sensitive issues is described in the Group's Code of Ethics.

Our contribution to sustainable development

Conscious commitment in every project

We are committed to completing each project with awareness, based on our knowledge, company culture and experience. This is why we have started a reporting programme.

As part of this programme, we have studied the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs), taking them to heart. We are currently identifying the most suitable qualitative and quantitative indicators within our company with which to measure progress according to the path outlined by the SDGs, also considering that which is suggested by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

We believe we will be able to announce our choices by the end of 2019.

Model and approach to sustainability

Our manufacturing facilities

Control and direct responsibility on the supply chain, with a growing commitment to sustainability.

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Our stores

Energy, innovation and low-impact furnishings for welcoming and functional stores.

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Our logistical organization

Efficient and continuously updated distribution centers for process optimization along the entire chain.

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Responsible manufacturing and suppliers management


Responsible purchasing processes to achieve social, environmental and production goals.

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Recycling has always been part of the Calzedonia Group's way.

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Fondazione San Zeno

Over 18 years, almost 1.000 initiatives supported through more than 300 organizations.

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