“Invest to grow”. This has always been Mapei’s corporate policy as Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of the Group, has frequently pointed out. 2019 is Leonardo da Vinci’s year: Italy (and the whole world) is commemorating Leonardo’s genius 500 years after his death, so Realtà Mapei International decided to focus on what he can teach us and the modernity of his thinking by pointing out that lots of his projects and brilliant ideas have actually come to life. Decisive innovative thinking to support economic growth and the development of society as a whole.
I said “invest to grow”: in this issue of Realtà Mapei International we wanted to showcase many examples of how Mapei (in very different and contrasting fields) has applied this corporate policy. Let’s take, for example, sport. Over the last few weeks, Mapei Football Center officially opened in Sassuolo, a major new project that has given Sassuolo Calcio an important new home and rounds off investment in the local region following the construction of Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, a jewel in the crown for both cities in Central Italy.
After sport we come to culture. Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019, is another example of Mapei’s commitment to helping a community grow. Commitment that extends to contributions to create places where innovation, education and corporate culture can come together: as in the case of Mapei World Paris, which recently opened in the capital of France.
These are just some of the topics being presented in this issue of Realtà Mapei International that is full of other interesting news: from the opening of new subsidiaries in Egypt and East Africa (emerging markets for major enterprises and the building industry) to projects in the realm of social responsibility.
We have made some changes to our magazine’s graphics starting with the summary that is now on two pages and makes it easier to find the articles you are interested in.
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