Sustainability Report

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Our third Sustainability Report

Sustainability has always been the distinguishing feature of Mapei’s commercial and production system. This is why, this year, Mapei is publishing its third Sustainability Report, aimed at sharing its environmental, social and economic performances and also the constant commitment dedicated to further improvements.

Think, construct, improve

Mapei's objectives

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INTERNATIONALISATION
Quality, expertise,
innovation

 

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SPECIALISATION
Productivity, durability

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Know-how, innovation

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SUSTAINABILITY
Social responsibility,
transparency

Letter to the stakeholder

 

2.5 billion euros turnover, 10,277 employees and 83 operating subsidiaries all over the world. These are the figures with which Mapei 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 the 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, professionality, passion, transparency and competitiveness have guided Mapei step by step, reaffirming year by year the Company’s reputation and leading role at international level.

The fluctuating trend of the building industry has led to us having to reshape our way of “doing business”, with Internationalisation, Specialisation and Research and Development being joined by a new, fundamental cornerstone, Sustainability, which represents an essential driver behind the continuous growth of a company and a fundamental requirement for the efficiency of any production and commercial 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, as a Group we have a duty to put ourselves on the frontline for this challenge: to create a more sustainable building industry.

This implies investing more and more resources in the creation of innovative products, which can help increase the sustainability of those buildings they will be applied in, thereby minimising their impact on the local environmental 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 Mapei is involved in and for decades the Group has shown initiative and enthusiasm, by meeting all its stakeholders’ interests.

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Our main priorities remain the creation of a work environment that is safe, friendly and comfortable for all our employees, monitoring the impact of our production processes on the environment and the control of raw materials, that is, both the development of solutions that reduce consumption of virgin materials and, where possible, choosing only to use recycled substances in the actual process.

A fixed point is also the attention the Group pays towards the outside and to all those who interact with Mapei. We dedicate a well-organised system of assistance, support and training to our clients and co-workers, while we actively organise events, funding and donations for the community, be it in the sports, cultural, solidarity or educational field.

I believe it is crucial to remember that seeking to create a sustainable business cannot be limited to a single activity, area or time. It has to be a growing and intensifying approach over the years, which evolves to meet all stakeholders’ ever-changing needs. So, being committed to sustainability means innovating, facing challenges, being curious and willing; all the qualities and characteristics our Group was founded on.

And it is in this respect, being fully aware that “Any undisclosed results were never reached in the first place”, we proudly present our third Sustainability Report.

Giorgio Squinzi

CEO

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Sustainability figures

All figures refer to the entire Mapei Italy framework
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820.9

Million euros
distributed to
stakeholders in 2018
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10%

Of turnover in 2017 came from
products with formulations
less than three years old
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35.7

Million euros
spent on R&D in 2018
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108

New products introduced
on the market in 2018
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4,400

Hours of technical
trainin
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54,000

Partecipant to technical
training in 2018
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2,726

Tonnes of COprevented in 2018
by generating our own energy
from photovoltaic cells
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Amount of CO2 during the life cycle of KERAFLEX MAXI S1 ZERO adhesive in 2018 fully offset by purchasing credits for a reforestation project covering an area of

21,000 hectares

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81%

Of purchased goods (in weight)
from italian suppliers in 2018
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2,197

Employees in 2018
(+8% compared with
31/12/2016)
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94%

Of employees with a permanent
work contract
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42,200

Hours of training
for employees
(19 hours per capita)
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6.9%

New employees
in 2018
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3.6%

Employee resignations
in 2018
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27%

Lower workrelated injury rate
for the three-year
period 2016-2018
Introduction of the trade-union agreement on

SOLIDARITY LEAVE

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and creation of an

ETHICAL HOURS
DEPOSIT

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32

Million euros as contribution
to sporting, cultural
and social initiatives

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