Vassallo Builders’ yearly seminar was held in December as it has been a tradition for a good number of years, with this year’s theme being ‘Thinking Green’. Around 70 members of staff, management and directors attended this seminar at The George Hotel, Paceville.

The theme chosen for this seminar was appropriate in the light of various green initiatives taken in the past year by Vassallo Group and Vassallo Builders. These initiatives include a no-single-use-plastic policy adopted recently at the group’s head office, the purchasing of a number of electric cars, the promotion of recycling and the planting of trees to mark special milestones. Furthermore, the group introduced annual awards to encourage green initiatives for those who champion recycling, reduction of waste and re-use of material particularly in construction.

Vassallo Group CEO Pio Vassallo kicked off the seminar and introduced each department. He was followed by Vassallo Builders CEO Jonathan Buttigieg who shared the year’s success with financial reports of projects carried out and targets achieved. He also welcomed the newcomers and congratulated all those employees who got promoted.

The first guest speaker was Claire Cordina Borg from the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA), who tackled the importance of recycling, waste management, the preservation of water and the greening of our communities. 

For the last part of the seminar the company invited environmentalist and Mount Everest climber Marco Cremona who spoke about his personal experience as a mountain climber and the perseverance endured during these tough but unique experiences to reach the summit.

Group chairman Nazzareno Vassallo closed the seminar with a question-and-answer session, before moving on to enjoy lunch together with a few more speeches from new staff members to conclude a successful year.

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