Mapei received the 2019 GreenStep International award at the GreenStep Environmental Awards banquet, which was held by Floor Covering Weekly magazine at the Dalton Golf & Country Club in Dalton, GA, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Floor Covering Weekly presents the international award to companies with an international presence. They also reward those with a clear focus on sustainability and transparency.
Mapei has a strong global commitment to sustainable environmental practices. Since 1994, the year that Mapei’s first Quality Management System was certified, 42 of Mapei’s subsidiaries have been certified as ISO 9001 – Italy (7); Europe (19); North and South America (6); and Asia, Australia and Africa (10). In addition, 31 of Mapei’s production facilities are certified as ISO 14001 and 17 are certified as OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001.
Receiving the award
Jim Whitfield, Mapei Corporation’s Director of Technical Services, and Brittany Storm, Mapei Corporation’s Sustainability Manager, were both on hand at the event to accept the award for Mapei. “Mapei is honored to receive this GreenStep International award from Floor Covering Weekly, Whitfield said. “This award recognizes our commitment, not just in the U.S., but internationally, to transparency and to being good environmental stewards.”
“This award is the culmination of extensive research and communication between the U.S. and Italian sustainability and executive teams. It is a tribute to the open lines of communication that exist within and between the different branches of Mapei – the very communication necessary for such a strong sustainability policy to exist. We may be an international company, but our commitment to sustainability is common and clearly focused,” Storm said.
She added, “At Mapei, we build this commitment into everything we do. It reflects in our triple bottom line – People, Products and Planet. This is whether it is employee training, product documentation and transparency, or operating processes that are designed to reduce our carbon footprint and maximize our environmental handprint.”
Whitfield agreed, stating, “As Mapei continues to grow, here in the U.S. and internationally, we will continue to lead the way, providing system solutions that not only save time and money, but also the planet. That really is the definition of working smarter.”
Established in 1937, Mapei Group has its global headquarters in Italy with 87 subsidiaries. This includes 81 plants in 35 countries. Mapei is the world-leading manufacturer of mortars, grouts, adhesives and complementary products for installing all types of flooring and wall coverings. The company specializes in developing chemical products for every aspect of construction. These range from waterproofing and structural strengthening to both concrete repairs and tunnel building.
About Mapei North America
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach (Florida), Mapei North America consists of the subsidiaries Mapei Corporation (for the USA), Mapei Inc. (for Canada) and Mapei Caribe (for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands). These 18 facilities collectively have a workforce of more than 1,700 employees. Mapei facilities have been certified to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. An environmentally conscious manufacturer that reinvests 5% of its revenue into R & D, Mapei offers training for architects, contractors, installers and distributors through the Mapei Technical Institute. For more about Mapei, either visit www.mapei.com or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734).