Well aware that it can make a significant contribution, the Mapei Group feels it is its duty to be in the front line in the challenge to make building more sustainable.
This awareness means devoting increasing amounts of resources to designing innovative products to help enhance the sustainability of the buildings for which they are used, minimising the impact on both the surrounding environment and the health of the people who inhabit them.
This commitment to the field of product sustainability does not distract the company from other commitments in the environmental and social fields, which Mapei has been undertaking with determination for decades now in order to serve the interests of all its own stakeholders. The targets attained by the holding company and the Group’s Italian subsidiaries are, then, the result of projects working in various directions. Above all in the field of research into developing innovative and sustainable solutions; operations co-ordinated on a worldwide scale by the Mapei Research & Development Centre in Milan and supported by very close ties with the scientific community.
Another important factor is the creation of an efficient manufacturing process backed up by management systems, conscientious and sustainable management of the entire supply chain and the responsible use of materials, as well as careful management of all its operating plants.
Mapei has always believed in the professional and personal growth of its own staff (a total of 2197 in Italy at the end of 2018), as is proven by its investment in this field: a carefully structured corporate welfare system is the company’s way of ensuring a high level of job satisfaction and, hence, of obtaining significant benefits by generating a sense of belonging (only 3.60% of staff leave the company), boosting productivity and enhancing its corporate reputation.
As well as the environment and economy, another of the three fundamental pillars of sustainability is the social side of business: the company generates value for the surrounding region and plays an active part in the life of local communities. For a long time now Mapei has helped support local projects and activities through sponsorships (in sport, culture and the arts) and donations to help and support various associations, while also offering its know-how and products free of charge.
You can download here the summary of the 2018 Sustainability Report in its English version.
*These figures do not include U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l., Mapei Stadium S.r.l. and Fili & Forme S.r.l.