MAPEI announced its participation in the Global ReLeaf program at ribbon-cutting ceremony during the company’s press conference during Surfaces 2010. Pictured (L-R): Shawn Berriman, director of marketing, American Forests; Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of MAPEI Group; Luigi Di Geso, president of MAPEI Americas.



MAPEI has signed a partnership agreement to participate in the Global ReLeaf program with American Forests, the nation’s oldest citizen-based environmental organization.

To celebrate the introduction of urethane wood adhesives into its Ultrabond ECO line, MAPEI is contributing $1 from each pail sold in 2010 to plant a tree via the Global ReLeaf program.

“To underline our commitment to a greener environment, MAPEI has pledged a minimum of $200,000 in 2010 to American Forests through Global ReLeaf,” said Luigi Di Geso, President and CEO of MAPEI Americas. “As the construction industry begins its recovery from the current downturn, we want it to be a green recovery as well.”  

Gerry Gray, acting executive director of American Forests, congratulated MAPEI on its vision, saying, “We look forward to working with MAPEI this year. Their generous donation will help us plant 200,000 trees – that’s roughly enough to cover all 843 acres of New York City’s Central Park. When these trees are planted in our projects across the Americas, they will make a positive difference to the balance of many ecological systems.”