#1 in the global footwear sector according to Sustainalytics’ ESG Rating.*
B Score in CDP Climate Change.
24,000 items repaired,extending their life cycle.
CO2 reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
100% renewable electricity at our own sites.
100% key suppliers located in Italy.
As at 31 December 2023

*Refers to companies in the footwear sub-industry assessed by Sustainalytics as at November 2023.


Establishment of the Sustainability Department. 1st Sustainability Report on voluntary basis. 1st sustainability plan, the Forward Agenda. BREEAM certification of the new headquarters in Milan (Italy). 1st Code of Ethics.
Opening of the first Forward Store in Milan (Italy). Launch of the Yatay Model 1B, our first bio-based sneaker. Italian HQs certified as per ISO 45001 for health and safety at work. Membership of the UN Global Compact, Valore D, and Leather Working Group.

Adoption of ESG-related policies. Launch of Yatay Lab for circular innovation. Our decarbonization targets validated by Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

1st ESG ratings from Sustainalytics and CDP Climate Change.


We are committed to partnering with global non-profit associations that enable us to further implement our sustainability strategy, and to remaining updated on the industry’s latest market trends and regulations through continuous open dialogue with other players, specific training, workshops, and webinars.


Apr 22, 2024
On 2024 Earth Day, we are proud to share with you, for the third year in a row, the Diary of our responsible journey,...
Jun 16, 2023
We opened our first Forward store in Miami (our second in the United States), in the city’s design district. The...
Apr 21, 2023
Introducing the Yatay Lab, a Co-Action platform focusing on the research and development of circular materials and...
Mar 28, 2023
We are honored to have received an award at the LC Sustainability Awards 2023, in the ‘Fashion, Luxury, and...
Mar 22, 2023
We have proudly joined the Leather Working Group, a non-profit organization driving sustainable practices across the...
Mar 15, 2023
We are proud to say that the Science Based Targets initiative has validated our science-based targets, which were...