Mapei is committed to providing cutting-edge solutions
for sustainable construction.

With responsibility and concrete choices, we dedicate ourselves to developing products with low environmental impact, ensuring safety and durability over time.
Our priority is environmental protection and user health.
We base our commitment on research, development, and the experience gained in major global construction sites. Mapei solutions are specifically designed to reduce energy consumption and emissions of volatile organic compounds, thus promoting sustainable and quality construction.
Our aim is to promote a culture of sustainability in the construction sector.

Sustainability report

Discover the first edition of the Global scope document, evidence of Mapei's commitment to Sustainability.

Sustainable, CO2 offset products

The residual CO2 emissions from the products of the new Mapei ZERO line are fully offset; a commitment to quality that enables the construction and sustainable renovation of existing buildings, with an eye toward future generations, the well-being of the planet, and those who inhabit it.


The right balance

Mapei offsets the CO2 residual emissions generated by all activities involved in the production of its products through reforestation projects and biodiversity conservation. 

For 2024, Mapei has already purchased 200,000 tons of CO2, equivalent to approximately 100 trips around the world by plane

A commitment to the planet, to people and to biodiversity. Choose sustainability for all your projects, with Mapei.

How do we measure CO2?

CO2 emissions from our products are expressed in kg CO2eq/kg of product and are calculated using standardised LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodology. The analysis of the life cycle of a product is an evaluation of the environmental impacts the product has throughout all the various phases of its life, from cradle to grave: from extraction of the raw materials that make up the formula to their transport to the production plant, the production cycle, product packaging, waste materials, transporting the finished product to the distributor and its final disposal.

How do we certify the values?

The results obtained through LCA are verified and certified by an external body with an EPD, or Environmental Product Declaration. An EPD shows the environmental impact of a product during its life cycle.
Discover all the products EPDs on the Products information library.

How do we calculate the amount of CO2 to be offset?

Once the amount of CO2 has been calculated and expressed in kg CO2eq/kg of product, this figure is multiplied by the amount in tonnes of product sold.

Why the initiative can be relied on:

  • Because we calculate CO2 emissions using LCA methodology with results reported and registered on a verified and certified document (EPD –Environmental Product Declaration)
  • Because credits for offsetting are certified and projects are monitored by international bodies
  • Because our R&D laboratories are constantly developing high quality, durable products but which have less impact on the environment aimed, therefore, at reducing the amount of CO2 associated to the product itself throughout its life-cycle

CUBE system

Concrete is an essential material in construction. Its importance stems from its strength, durability, and versatility. Globally, concrete consumption amounts to billions of tons used every year (second only to water). Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) has a high carbon footprint associated with the use of clinker-rich cements; the use of alternative cements (with reduced clinker content) leads to a reduction in carbon footprint and therefore represents a valid alternative.
In this context, MAPEI has developed the CUBE system. An integrated approach that helps the concrete industry overcome challenges related to the use of low-clinker cements and variable-quality aggregates through various phases: production, transportation, and installation. The CUBE system actively assists the industry in maintaining its high standards while reducing its climate impact.

Make a difference, one bag after another

Encouraging the collection of empty paper bags, once the material has been used on-site, to take them to a recycling plant and produce recycled paper for a new production of bags for other products in a true circular economy process.
Thanks to this project, companies can deposit empty bags in dedicated areas, called Preliminary Collection Centers, at building material retailers designated for the recovery of construction and demolition waste by REC consortiums. The packaging deposited at collection centers is then sorted in specialized management and selection plants, which prepare them for processing at the paper mill, which can recover them with circularity in mind, giving them new life.

Mapei's multi-layer paper packaging, analysed according to UNI 11743 and classified according to Aticelca 501 evaluation system (Italian Technical Association for Cellulose and Paper), "recyclable with paper," with yields in terms of fibers up to 90% and up to 80%.

Sustainable innovation

Discover Mapei's approach to sustainability.  

LEED v4.1

LEED v4.1 is a voluntary rating for design, construction and maintenance of eco-sustainable buildings. It’s a worldwide certification system for buildings developed by the Green Building Council of America.

LEED v4.1considers several thematical areas, such as the sustainable site, water use and energy savings, and construction products used in the job-site.

LEED v4.1 certifies buildings not products.
In order to obtain this certification, our products may
contribute in three thematical areas:
  • Sustainable Site: products with high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)
  • Materials and Resources: products with EPD
  • Indoor Environmental Quality: products with very low VOC emissions

CAM - Minimum Environmental Criteria for Building

For information and declarations you can contact Mapei's Sustainability team

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