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Ethics and Sustainability

With our Code of Ethics and Charter of Values, we have put down on paper each one of our commitments.
Through certifications, respected international agencies have certified our commitment to environmental management
and our integrated quality process.  Among others, we obtained the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications.

STAGES
1959
1959

FOUNDATION

"When I started working it was an amazing time, I call it the time of dreams. Help your children to dream, and you too keep dreaming: we all need to dream a better world, and then pursue that dream." Pasquale Natuzzi

1980
1980

MISSION

"In the 1980s we were a good medium-sized company, we made good profits. Nevertheless, I used to say to my team: look around, there is a queue of people outside our gate who come looking for a job every day. We have the opportunity to grow and we have to do it for them." Pasquale Natuzzi

1987
1987

THE CHOICE OF VERTICAL INTEGRATION

The Natuzzi Group took over two tanneries in Veneto, a polyurethane manufacturing factory in Campania, and created within the Santeramo site an industrial joinery for the production of wooden sofa frames. Total control of the entire supply chain: guarantee for the consumer, traceability of raw materials, compliance with rules and regulations.

1992
1992

FIRST ISSUE OF CRESCERE INSIEME, OUR COMPANY MAGAZINE

"Developing common values, promoting solidarity, cultivating human relations, committing to goals of general interest: at Natuzzi, this is our established corporate culture." Pasquale Natuzzi, from the first issue of the magazine. Ongoing dialogue with employees is still one of the key features of the Group's management style.

1993
1993

LISTING ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

Ensuring the Group's continuity, in view of important and challenging strategic choices.

1995
1995

ISO 9001 QUALITY SYSTEM CERTIFICATION

The Natuzzi Group obtains the certification of its Quality System. In the same year, Pasquale Natuzzi was awarded by President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, at the Quirinale Palace, the Leonardo – Italian Quality Award, assigned every year to an entrepreneur for his contribution to the prestige of Italy's image in the world.

1997
1997

THE GROUP'S STRATEGY CHANGES TO INCLUDE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

To protect made in Italy productions and employment, the new strategy aims to transform Natuzzi from manufacturing company (B2B) to high-end consumer brand (B2C), freeing it from harsh price competition. Investments are made in the brand project, products, store development, marketing and advertising (to date, over € 600 million).

2000
2000

FIERCE COMPETITION IN THE DISTRICT

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno:  Natuzzi Warns on the Need to Protect "Made in Italy" Products.

2001
2001

PASQUALE NATUZZI AWARDED AN HONORARY DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

"The entrepreneur Pasquale Natuzzi is an outstanding figure for the quality of his achievements. Among these, the creation of training programs for workers, technicians and managers of the Natuzzi Group is notable and particularly meaningful to the University. Focus on education indicates a clear perception of the importance of the quality of knowledge for the development of today's enterprises." Prof. Giovanni Girone, Rector of the University of Bari

2003
2003

ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

"Making a commitment to sustainable development is a responsibility, but also an opportunity, because it is a long-term investment that provides the basis for the continuity of any enterprise. Pasquale Natuzzi

2007
2007

NATUZZI AND KOMEN ITALIA ONLUS: A PARTNERSHIP FOR PREVENTION

The Natuzzi Group becomes a partner of Race for the Cure, the global charity Marathon that raises funds for breast cancer research. Through cooperation with Susan G. Komen Italia, free breast specialist consultations are offered at the Natuzzi headquarters in Santeramo in Colle. Since 2007, over 800 free specialist examinations have been held at the company.

2010
2010

CLEAN AND RENEWABLE: ENERGY ACCORDING TO NATUZZI

With a rated power of about 4.5 megawatts, the 21,000 photovoltaic panels installed in 2010 on the roofs of the manufacturing sites in Puglia and Basilicata help to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) air emissions by 3,400 tonnes per year, equal to the annual emissions of about 1,200 cars.

2012
2012

NATUZZI BRINGS TO PARLIAMENT THE FIGHT AGAINST UNDECLARED WORK AND UNFAIR COMPETITION

"Unfair competition is undermining not only our company but the entire area, which we have put so much effort into developing and which is becoming a second Prato." Pasquale Natuzzi, hearing before the Chamber of Deputies' Budget Committee

2013
2013

NATUZZI IS THE BEST-KNOWN FURNITURE BRAND IN THE WORLD

Thanks to €600 million investment in the brand project, in 2013 Natuzzi was the best-known furniture brand in the world among consumers of luxury goods. This level of brand awareness was maintained in the following years. Source: World Luxury Tracking Ipsos – Lagardère 2013

2014
2014

PROTECTION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK:
A CERTIFIED COMMITMENT

The Natuzzi Group obtained the Certification of its Workplace Safety Management System in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001.

2014
2014

TO THE PEOPLE OF MY LAND, AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY

"The long path we took 14 years ago is leading us towards those results that we all hope for, but the last mile is extremely hard and we cannot walk it alone. We need to feel that our community supports us: we need the confidence of banks, the responsibility of politicians and trade unions, the affection of our people. " Pasquale Natuzzi

2015
2015

INVEST IN CONFIDENCE, GAIN IN FUTURE

Under the labor agreement signed in Rome on March 3, 2015, the company agrees to transfer to Italy part of the production currently done abroad. The Group announces the agreement with a press release published in Il Sole 24 Ore: A significant investment from which we expect an excellent return: the future. The future of a company that wants to continue to compete globally and create value, starting from values.

2015
2015

"NOT AT MY EXPENSE"

Natuzzi's awareness campaign on the subject of social responsibility aims to coney that the phenomenon of unfair competition harms businesses that play by the rules, the State and consumers. UNICOM 2015 "L'Italia che Comunica" Award

2016
2016

HOMES FOR PEACE

Pasquale Natuzzi supports the project dedicated to the reception of refugees, launched by Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams.  Pasquale Natuzzi: "Being hospitable also means being serious about defending everyone's right to have a shelter when they are fleeing war and hunger."

LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
LEATHER
LEATHER

Leather selection and tanning are carried out at our Italian tannery, in compliance with environmental regulations, among the strictest in the world.

WOOD COMPONENTS
WOOD COMPONENTS

We only use wood from renewable forests.  In addition, all wood products are manufactured in compliance with the regulations on formaldehyde amounts to ensure total non-toxicity.

FILLINGS
FILLINGS

All the polyurethanes of our fillings are totally free of freon and other harmful agents.

HEALTH PROTECTION
HEALTH PROTECTION

Sofas, furniture and accessories are manufactured without the use of chemicals.

CLEAN, RENEWABLE ENERGY
CLEAN, RENEWABLE ENERGY

The five photovoltaic systems in operation at our Santeramo in Colle headquarters and our manufacturing sites provide a significant percentage of our energy requirements.

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