Mario and Enrico Moretti Polegato, presidents of Geox and Diadora, donated one million euros to the Veneto Region to help managing the health emergency caused by the coronavirus.
“In this historic moment of extreme emergency that Italy and Veneto are experiencing, it is our moral duty – says Mario Moretti Polegato – to support our doctors and nurses, working every day at the forefront, in the fight against an invisible yet so fearful enemy which makes us all equal, vulnerable, helpless.”
“With this donation we also want to express our closeness and our support to all individuals, and their families, who are suffering and fighting against the virus.”
“We must stand firm and scrupulously respect the restrictions. Only in this way, with a responsible behavior, will we be able to defeat this disease and return to our lives soon. We are facing a severe crisis but I am sure that we will rise again, stronger than before.”
The Geox Group
The Geox Group specialises in classical and casual footwear for men, women and children in the medium-high price bracket; it also operates in the clothing sector. The company owes its success to its constant product-oriented approach, incorporating innovative and technological solutions that guarantee breathability and waterproofness, and relies on ongoing technological innovation to drive future growth.
Geox is one of the world’s major players in the international lifestyle casual footwear market. The company’s innovations are protected by as many as 40 different patents and 25 more recent patent applications.
Though it was founded in Italy, Geox has always had an international dimension: over 70% of its proceeds are generated abroad, in more than 110 countries.
The Group has a diversified distribution strategy in the single markets to ensure that the brand is promoted consistently among end consumers. As at 31st December 2019, Geox had around 10,000 multi-brand stores and 974 single-brand stores worldwide.