Special thanks must go to all the members of the great "Mapei Family" in particular, to whom we wish to express our thanks for the seriousness and dedication they have always shown us and for their commitment and support that are enabling us to continue our work, even in such difficult times.
In fact Mapei, which in 2020 had more than 10,600 employees around the world and a turnover of 2.8 billion Euros
, never stopped because of the pandemic and continued their operations and manufacturing in complete safety, not only to support their subsidiaries and guarantee the supply of products to our clients all around the world, but also to prevent the interruption of important strategic national construction sites and infrastructure works. In this difficult moment for Italy and the entire world, we have managed to maintain our passion, commitment, transparency, talent and competitiveness
, the values that have always made us stand out and that make us perfect team members for each and every one of our stakeholders: from clients to suppliers and to all those people and organisations we collaborate with.
In fact, for more than eighty years Mapei has been striving to guarantee "constant quality
" for the market, for buyers, for the environment and for our collaborators. The attention Mapei Group reserves for all aspects of its employees’ life at work, and not only at work, has been acknowledged this year by the market research group ITQF (Istituto Tedesco Qualità e Finanza), in their "Italy’s Best Employers for Women
" rankings, which includes Mapei amongst the best two hundred employers for women in Italy. Also in 2020, thanks to our desire to play a part in improving the environment, we took great steps forward in reducing our impact on the environment towards a circular economy by containing consumption of raw material entering our facilities and maximising the recovery and reuse of waste by-products. Because of the particular context, the issue of Circular Economy
took on even more significance when carrying out the annual review of Mapei Group materiality matrix, not only to confirm the growing amount of interest in the issue shown by our stakeholders, but above all to demonstrate the high level of commitment in this direction throughout the whole of Mapei and to illustrate the important results we have obtained and that have enabled us to win the "Best Performer in the circular economy 2019/2020"
Lastly, 2020 was also the year in which Mapei decided to extend their reporting on sustainability by assisting several pilot European countries in the drafting of their own local Sustainability Report, which is attached to the annual Sustainability Report for Mapei Italy organisation published by Mapei Group. So it is with enormous pride that we present you the first Mapei AS Sustainability Report