MAPEI S.p.A. has become the latest company to get an EPD Process Certification, meaning that their internal processes to produce EPDs have been quality assured by an external certification body. MAPEI is an Italian company manufacturing construction products such as adhesives, sealants and other chemical products for building industry, with 67 production plants and 79 subsidiaries all over the world, 18 R&D laboratories and 9000 employees. Most locations are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 or EMAS-certified.
Mapei’s traditional care of product sustainability has been focused for the last two years on fighting against “green washing”, trying to measure and communicate in a more transparent way their performances in the environmental sustainability. A special corporate function has been created to assess the environmental impacts across the whole life cycle of products.
In 2013 Mapei joined the “Call for the Analysis of the Carbon Footprint during the Life Cycle of Consumer Goods”, promoted by the Italian Ministry of the Environment. This experience made MAPEI aware of the importance of LCA study, in order to measure and reduce the impacts of their products on the environment.
Nowadays the interest to sustainability is growing faster and faster, leading to several environmental assessment programs for green buildings such as LEED and BREEAM.
“A certified document such as EPD on our construction products is today a must for transparent communication to stakeholders.” says Mikaela Decio at MAPEI.
“For 2 years in our HQ in Milan we got the software and the competences to make the LCA of our products by ourselves” says Roberto Leoni at MAPEI “now, with the EPD process certification we can verify and improve our environmental performances during the whole life cycle of our products. We think EPD is an important tool for avoiding the green-washing: it’s a measured, verified and certified report for communication to all stakeholders.”
The EPD Process Certification is one of the features of the International EPD® System to allow companies to make the process to create EPDs more efficient and enable the creation of EPDs at a large scale. More information is available in the link below.