2.5 billion dollars earned [2.5 billion euros], 10,277 employees and 83 operating subsidiaries all over the world. These are the figures with which MAPEI Group closed another positive year, a reflection of the latest among the countless achievements reached during this long path of growth, which started back in 1937.
And after more than 80 years of doing business, MAPEI Group proved once again in 2018 that it is still able to keep up with the times and that, over the years, it has not lost its ability to embrace changes in the market and to intercept and anticipate our clients’ needs, by providing cutting-edge and high-quality solutions.
The key to this constant success and continuous growth is the integrity and perseverance that have always been our Group’s distinguishing features. In fact, in all these years, we have remained true to ourselves and to our values: Commitment, professionalism, passion, transparency and competitiveness. These values have guided MAPEI step by step, reaffirming year after year the Company’s reputation and leading role at an international level.
The fluctuating trends in the building industry have led to us having to reshape our way of “doing business.” Internationalization, Specialization, and Research and Development have been joined by a new, fundamental cornerstone, Sustainability, which represents an essential driver behind the continuous growth of our company and a fundamental requirement for the efficiency of any production system.
This is why, driven by the will to be an example of a proactive approach and leader in our sector, we pay more and more attention to the sustainability of our products. Fully aware of being able to provide a substantial contribution [to the sustainability effort], as a Group we have a duty to put ourselves on the frontline of this challenge: To create a more sustainable building industry.
This implies investing more and more resources in the creation of innovative products that can help increase the sustainability of those buildings in which they will be applied, thereby minimizing their impact on the local environment and safeguarding the health of those who live in them.
This commitment in the field of product sustainability does not deflect our attention away from all the other environmental and social initiatives in which MAPEI is involved and in which for decades the Group has shown initiative and enthusiasm, meeting all its stakeholders’ interests.