Employees of local pharmaceutical firm Alvogen took time off from marketing medicines to plant olive trees in Gozo last month.

The trees were planted at Qala's Ġnien il-Familja as part of the company's 7th anniversary celebrations. 

“They say that he who plants a tree, plants a hope," said an Alvogen team member.

"Trees play a vital role in harboring biologically-diverse ecosystems, helping combat climate change and regulating the impact of storms and floods. All in all it was a really enjoyable team event and great to be able to have fun while contributing to a good cause at the same time.”

Alvogen is a global pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and marketing of generic pharmaceuticals, biosimilar products and over-the-counter medicines.