Caring actions for our staff

Our duty to protect starts with the people around us: we pay particular attention to the safety and well-being of our employees, by upholding a culture of caring and openness within our company every day.

AN EYE ON SECURITY!

In our factories, safety is our top priority. All our employees are trained in the safety challenges related to their jobs and wear the appropriate protective equipment. As an example, our factories in Malaysia are already ISO 45001 certified, which ensures that an action plan is in place to protect the health and safety of our employees.

HERE, WE DO AWAY WITH INEQUALITY!

With a presence in 22 countries and on 4 continents, our diverse teams are a reflection of local culture. In each country, we guarantee social conditions that exceed local requirements. 32% of the strategic roles within our group are held by women, and we are committed to ensuring equal pay for all our employees 

WORKING TOGETHER IS EVERYTHING

We welcome initiative from every single employee. Whatever their rank, staff at all our sites are invited to share their ideas, as they did during the "IDAY" event held in late 2018, which produced 4,558 ideas on 5 major topics related to the company's development. 

ALL COMMITTED!

Our employees are proud to take part in local actions to help our communities. For example, each year, our teams at our various sites take part in Clean Up Day, in partnership with a local non-profit organisation, to pick up waste and protect the local ecosystem. This event is held in partnership with the Surfrider and World Clean Up Day organisations.

Goals for 2025

ISO 45001 certification for our 10 industrial sites.

Increased efforts to reduce our work-related incident rate by 40% over 5 years.

No gender stereotypes in our internal & external communications.
Development plans for everyone.

Caring actions for our users

As a leader and a pioneer in our field, our industrial and technical expertise keeps us constantly on the lookout for more efficient and innovative alternatives, to allow us to increase our expertise every day while meeting the needs and expectations of our users.

AN IRON FIST IN A VELVET GLOVE

We are committed to the idea that our products must constantly improve in terms of strength, durability and effectiveness. Our team of 60 Research and Development experts has made this their priority. We have our own laboratories to perform usability tests under real conditions and to take our innovations even further.

A SAFE PRODUCT THAT WILL FIT YOU LIKE A GLOVE!

We aim to provide you with the highest level of safety in terms of our raw materials, semi-finished and finished products that are compliant with our Mapa Spontex quality policy and are traceable, monitored and tested. 
Where necessary, products are subjected to strict and reassuring standards and certifications, and all undergo a series of exclusive tests to ensure safety and comfort during use.

A GOAL THAT'S WITHIN REACH!

We have long-standing and recognised industrial expertise: we have been processing cellulose for our sponges since 1932, and producing latex for our gloves since 1957! Our production sites are ISO 9001 or BRC certified, which ensures consistent product quality. We also maintain a high level of quality for products purchased externally, through regular audits of our suppliers.

Goals for 2025

We continuously improve our know-how, from design to marketing, with a focus on the needs of our users.

Dermatological tests are carried out on 100% of the new materials used in our products that come into prolonged contact with the skin.

Caring actions for the environment

In order for our actions to make sense in the future, we are working to reduce our environmental footprint, to adopt a more sustainable approach upstream and downstream and to optimise our use of natural resources.

WIPE AWAY YOUR PRECONCEIVED IDEAS!

Yes, we offer natural products! 100% of the wood fibre used to make our plant-based sponges comes from sustainably managed forests and we prioritise using natural latex for our gloves!

WORKING HAND IN HAND WITH OUR SUPPLIERS

Responsible sourcing also means a more ethical relationship with our suppliers: we share a code of conduct with them and include environmental, social and ethical criteria in our calls for tender. 

CREATING A RESPONSIBLE R&D POLICY

We regularly use product and packaging development frameworks based on Life Cycle Analyses to assess our products and their environmental impact. We are developing eco-designed product ranges with a higher percentage of recycled materials and even greater durability. 

ACTION STARTS WITH OUR FACTORIES…

Our industrial sites are subject to a continuous improvement process to reduce their impact. Two great examples are our Beauvais factory, which is ISO 14001 certified (environmental management), and Malgrat, where energy consumption has been halved in the space of ten years!

…AND GOES RIGHT UP TO OUR PACKAGING.

We are working to reduce our packaging to a minimum (already -20% in weight for our plastic sponges and gloves) and we have eliminated PVC from all our new designs. We are also studying alternatives to plastic packaging.

 

Goals for 2025

We support 3 local initiatives to contribute to the development of a responsible latex industry.

ISO 14001 certification of 100% of our industrial sites: 10% decrease in water consumption over 5 years.
Reduction of GHGs linked to downstream transport.
Participation in the Newell Group's objectives: 90% reduction in waste sent to landfill, 25% reduction in energy consumption.

100% of our new suppliers committed to our code of conduct.

100% recyclable packaging.
100% of new European cardboard & paper that is sustainably sourced (recycled materials and/or from sustainably managed forests).

"Together let's make our daily gestures be caring gestures !"