Mapfre Malta plants trees at Univer­sity of Malta

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

Em­ploy­ees of Mapfre Mid­dle­sea and Mapfre MSV Life planted a num­ber of trees at Wied Għol­lieqa Na­ture Re­serve at the Univer­sity of Malta. This ini­tia­tive was part of Mapfre’s first cor­po­rate vol­un­teer day, in which 24 coun­tries, wherein Mapfre op­er­ates, took part in var­i­ous vol­un­teer­ing ac­tiv­i­ties re­lated to the en­vi­ron­ment.

The Mapfre Global Vol­un­teer Day, held on 7 Oc­to­ber, un­der the theme All to­gether for the en­vi­ron­ment and around the world had em­ploy­ees of Mapfre com­pa­nies tak­ing on dif­fer­ent tasks such as clean­ing rivers and beaches, plant­ing trees and main­tain­ing parks and trails.

In Malta, the event was held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Na­ture Trust Malta. Na­ture Trust pres­i­dent Vin­cent At­tard thanked the Mapfre Group for its ini­tia­tive, while stress­ing on the im­por­tance of af­foresta­tion and the ben­e­fits of plant­ing trees for the qual­ity of the air which sur­rounds us.

“Apart from the fact that Cor­po­rate Vol­un­teer­ing is in line with the Group’s Strat­egy, it also mo­ti­vates em­ploy­ees to give some­thing back to the com­mu­nity,” Felipe Navarro, pres­i­dent and CEO of Mapfre Mid­dle­sea said. Mr Navarro also par­tic­i­pated in the event.

Around the globe, over 1,000 vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pated in 50 dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties, held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with var­i­ous en­vi­ron­men­tal en­ti­ties. In Brazil, vol­un­teers built a ver­ti­cal gar­den in a school, plant­ing a num­ber of pro­duce which can be con­sumed by the school chil­dren. In Spain, vol­un­teers planted a num­ber of trees, cleaned reser­voirs and col­lected garbage.

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