Be responsible. Be brave.

Be responsible. Be brave.

The OTB Group Sustainability Report for the year 2022 brings together all projects and initiatives that contribute to the further responsible development of the company preserving the environmental and social ecosystems in the coming years.

The Group Sustainability Strategy “Be Responsible. Be Brave.” is composed of three key areas that reflect OTB's commitment to the environment, product sustainability and people. The Report records the Group's carbon footprint for the years 2020, 2021, 2022 and its continuous monitoring to achieve the Net Zero target in internal operations by 2030.

Protecting our planet

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Strategy
  • Protecting Oceans
  • Water Stewardship & Chemical Management

The new fashion system

  • Sustainable Product Design
  • Responsible Sourcing & Traceability
  • Circularity

Brave together

  • Fair Wages & Well-being along the Value Chain
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Social Impact

Protecting our planet

The Group is committed to achieving the Net Zero target in its internal operations by 2030, therefore it has decided to align its targets with the criteria of the Science Based Target initiative. As part of The Fashion Pact, OTB is at the forefront in limiting the impacts of the entire industry on the environment. The Group has promoted the establishment of the Re.Crea Consortium, founded within the National Chamber of Italian Fashion together with Italy's leading fashion and luxury companies with the aim of adopting a shared approach to end-of-life product management and promoting innovative solutions for recycling.
of electricity from renewable sources in our domestic operations.
The Fashion Pact
OTB is part of The Fashion Pact, the global coalition of more than 70 companies in the industry that share the best practices and jointly promote innovative solutions to mitigate global warming, restore biodiversity and protect the oceans.
Consorzio Re.Crea
The Group is founding member of the Re.Crea Consortium, launched within the National Chamber of Italian Fashion together with the most important Italian fashion and luxury companies. Within the context of circular economy defined by the European legislation on Extended Producer Responsibility for textile waste, the Consortium aims to adopt a shared approach to the management of end-of-life textile and fashion products and to promote innovative recycling solutions.

The new fashion system

The OTB Group is experimenting with new business models to bring a new fashion system to life: every Brand in the Group is called upon to develop innovative and responsible products from the design to the disposal stage, to promote product circularity and reduce environmental impact. OTB is also committed to promoting collaboration, transparency and traceability in the supply chain and developing targeted supplier empowerment programs.
Diesel Rehab Denim
Each garment of Diesel Rehab Denim collection is made of entirely recycled cotton and elastane, Diesel Denim cutting waste, blended with TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ technology. The dyeing of the fabric uses no water and dramatically reduces the amount of chemicals and energy used in the process.
VEJA x Marni
The collaboration combines MARNI's creative approach with VEJA's focus on sustainable practices.
Maison Margiela
Recicla is Maison Margiela's term for garments and accessories that are recycled and repurposed for the customer through a cutting process that releases the energy hidden in the garment and breathes life back into the fabric.
Jil Sander
Jil Sander+
Jil Sander+ is a collection based on the search for products that combine aesthetics and comfort, sophistication and weather resistance. The + symbol defines the use of organic, high-performance and often environmentally sustainable fibers; in addition, most of the fabrics and materials are technical or natural.
Viktor & Rolf
V&R x Melissa
In 2022, two new collections-Buckle Up and Knot-by Viktor&Rolf X Melissa were launched: all bags and shoes are composed of Meflex, Melissa's patented vegan material that is 100 % recyclable and easy to separate.

Brave Together


As part of OTB's people-centered value system, OTB Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization founded by Renzo Rosso in 2006 and committed to the development of high social impact projects. The Foundation's mission is to fight social inequalities and actively contribute to a sustainable development in Italy and around the world.
OTB Foundation
350 social development projects globally, directly impacting the lives of about 350.000 people
Children and Youth
Children and Youth
Women Empowerment
Women Empowerment

OTB People

Employees by geographical area

7% America 14% APAC (excluding Japan) 19% Europa (excluding Italy) 25% Japan 35% Italy 7% America 14% APAC(excluding Japan) 19% Europa(excluding Italy) 25% Japan 35% Italy

Managerial roles

53% Women 47% Men 47% Men 53% Women

Scuola dei Mestieri

Within Staff International's Scuola dei Mestieri, created to transfer typical Made in Italy skills to a new generation of talents, selected young people learn how to combine the Italian know-how with the methods of the Industry 4.0. In 2022, 77% of participants were hired in Group companies.

Support for the local supply chain and the excellence of italian craftsmanship

OTB's supply chain is the result of close collaboration with more than 1.110 suppliers in 39 countries, of which more than 71% are based in Italy, a percentage that rises to 80% for the Group's luxury Brands. 57% of the supply chain is made up of local companies, meaning they are located near the main buildings of the Group. To establish strong relationships with all its suppliers, the OTB Group has developed the project Credito Agevolato - Suppliers' Help or C.A.S.H., through which it extends its creditworthiness score to the players that make up its supply chain, allowing them further development and growth. Since the inception of the C.A.S.H. project, the total volume of payments has exceeded 450 million euro. Given the strategic importance of the supply chain for the Group, the C.A.S.H. project could see further development in the coming years, increasing its positive impact on the Italian handicraft supply chain for the benefit of Italian small and medium-sized enterprises.

micro-enterprises that have joined the C.A.S.H. project
small businesses, demonstrating OTB Group's support for local supply chain and Italian craftsmanship
medium-sized enterprises
large companies

Suppliers by geographic area

0,4% America 2,9% Japan 9,4% APAC (excluding Japan) 15,9% EMEA (excluding Italy) 71,4% Italy
APAC (excluding Japan)
EMEA (excluding Italy)