MAPEI recently announced that it received the 2019 GreenStep International award at the GreenStep Environmental Awards banquet, which was held by Floor Covering Weekly in Dalton, Ga. The award is reportedly presented to companies with an international presence and a clear focus on sustainability and transparency. Jim Whitfield, MAPEI Corp.’s director of Technical Services, and Brittany Storm, Sustainability manager, were both on hand at the event to accept the award.

MAPEI reports that it has a strong global commitment to sustainable environmental practices. Since 1994, the year that MAPEI’s first quality management system was certified, 42 of the company’s subsidiaries have been certified to ISO 9001: Italy (seven); Europe (19); North and South America (six); and Asia, Australia, and Africa (10). In addition, 31 of MAPEI’s production facilities are certified to ISO 14001 and 17 are certified to OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001. 

“MAPEI is honored to receive this GreenStep International award from Floor Covering Weekly,” said Whitfield. “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,” said Storm. “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. At MAPEI, this commitment is built into everything we do and reflects in our triple bottom line—People, Products and Planet—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.”

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