The Mapei Group presented the facts and figures for the sustainability operations of its Italian subsidiaries during a webinar entitled “Sustainability and Circular Vision”
Mapei is publishing its fourth Sustainability Report regarding operations carried out by companies belonging to the Group in Italy in 2019. It is also renewing its commitment to sustainability and promoting the goals set on the UN Agenda 2030.
The report, drawn up just like previous editions in accordance with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Sustainability Reporting Standards, covers operations carried out by the holding company Mapei S.p.A. and its subsidiaries Adesital S.p.A., Cercol S.p.A., Mosaico+ S.r.l., Polyglass S.p.A., Vaga S.r.l. and Vinavil S.p.A. This report also includes a company called Fili & Forme S.r.l., which was taken over in April 2018 and merged into Mapei in May 2020.
“Sustainability has always been a key aspect of Mapei’s manufacturing and business system. Ever since the very beginning, the company has always paid careful attention to both the environment and society. Over time Mapei has gradually focused more on its sustainability strategy, which has now been incorporated into its other three traditional guidelines for growth: Specialisation, Research & Development, Internationalisation. Business operations are managed so that social, environmental, and economic values are interrelated to each other. Indeed, we believe it takes more than economic success to grow, a business must also be socially responsible towards its own people and the communities it belongs to”, this is what Veronica Squinzi, Mapei’s CEO, had to say when presenting the Group’s 2019 Sustainability Report
The report shows significant progress has been made compared to previous years: in 2019 stakeholders received the equivalent to €836.5 million corresponding to a rise in generated economic value of +11% between 2017-2019; €39.8 million were invested in Research & Development (+4% compared to 2017); 97% of staff are now hired on full-time contracts; 82% of everything purchased comes from local suppliers; and 12,557 tons of CO2 are offset by purchasing credit for expanding the Delhi underground railway.
Mapei also received two important commendations during the year: Prize for Sustainable Growth and Prize for the Best Corporate Experiences.
“Sustainability is a vital driver behind the Mapei Group’s growth. It takes the form of ongoing research to provide long-lasting high-quality products, while reducing impact on people’s health and safety (i.e. suppliers and end users) and on the environment. A manufacturing system capable of constantly reducing environmental impact, while focusing on people (and, hence, their training and well-being), and on community and local projects, thanks to donations, sponsorship deals and our know-how”, so Marco Squinzi commented, Mapei’s CEO.
The Report provides an overview of Mapei Group operations in:
The Sustainability Report was officially presented during the Sustainability and Circular Vision webinar held at 14:30 on 17th November.
Talks were given by: Veronica Squinzi, Mapei’s CEO, Stefano Ranghieri, Mapei’s Director of Marketing & Communication, Fabio Iraldo, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and GEO coordinator, Vincenzo Mauro, Assolombarda’s Territorial-Environmental Department, and Mikaela Decio, Mapei’s Director of Environmental Sustainability.