In 2022, we celebrated 85 years of activity with a declaration of intent: “Building a present designed to have a future”. We are convinced that only by committing ourselves today can we lay the foundations to ensure a future for the people and the planet.
Mapei takes this seriously and walks the talk. We started a long time ago with research and we have always backed our sustainability claims with data and certifications. We are proud to publish our seventh Sustainability Report and the first Sustainability Report encompassing a global scope.
This is a fundamental milestone in a virtuous path that began in 2016 when we published our first Sustainability Report, referring only to the Parent Company. In the following four years, we included in the reporting all the Group’s Italian subsidiaries operating in our core business and last year we expanded it to cover the sustainability initiatives and commitment of our European subsidiaries. This year, confirming our intention to give the document an international scope, we decided to go even further and present the results of the entire Group worldwide, describing - clearly and transparently Mapei’s operations in all the 57 countries in which the Group operates. Every day we work to implement sustainability both environmentally and socially, supported by a solid economic performance that enabled Mapei to reach €4 billion in sales in 2022.
Sustainability is one of Mapei’s cornerstone. Mapei is a pioneer in the world of construction and we are making a concrete contribution to the fight against climate change by creating increasingly durable products with high quality and low environmental impact. We made a start by optimising our formulations.
Ten years ago, aware that we could do even more and with a view to reducing CO2 emissions, we were the first to introduce Keraflex Maxi S1 Zero, our cementitious adhesive for ceramics, which has become one of the best-selling and most popular in the world. In 2022, we offered to the entire supply chain the first carbon neutral system for ceramic tile laying following our decision to include also our iconic Ultracolor Plus grout among the products fully offsetting CO2 emissions over their entire life cycle. We therefore purchased certified environmental credits to encourage the implementation of renewable energy and reforestation projects.