Embracing our Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Farsons Group has always recognised its corporate responsibility towards all stakeholders and the wider community, having long supported a number of deserving initiatives and charitable causes. The Farsons Group remains strongly committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate behaviour and as a public listed company, we remain transparent in our position and guided by a strong sense of values where integrity and trust are central to all that we do.
The Farsons Group set up The Farsons Foundation as a non-profit social purpose organisation in 1995.
Our CSR activities are guided by a focus on:
THE CONSERVATION AND CELEBRATION OF OUR LOCAL HERITAGE WITH A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE AND THE NEED TO RECOGNISE ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE ISLANDS.
THE SUPPORT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION, AWARENESS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN MALTA, PARTICULARLY THROUGH OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MALTA AND MCAST, AND TO ENHANCE WORK-STUDY LINKS.
THE RESPECT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND REDUCTION OF OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT THROUGH INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS WHICH MAKE FOR MORE EFFICIENT USE OF VALUABLE RESOURCES.
THE PROMOTION OF RESPONSIBLE DRINKING AND SUPPORT OF THE SENSE GROUP AND ANY INITIATIVES WHICH AIM TO EDUCATE THE CONSUMER AND COMBAT AGAINST THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL MISUSE.
THE SUPPORT OF DESERVING INITIATIVES AND CHARITABLE CAUSES.
The Farsons Group has embarked on a number of initiatives in each of these areas:
A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MALTA. AMONGST THE VARIOUS INITIATIVES ORGANISED, A FIRST IN A SERIES OF CONFERENCES AND TALKS ON INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE WAS HELD AT THE FARSONS OLD BOARDROOM IN 2013. A SUBSEQUENT JOINT PUBLICATION BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MALTA AND THE FARSONS FOUNDATION ENTITLED “APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE, WHAT WORKS?” WAS RELEASED IN 2014 AND EDITED BY PROFESSOR JOANN CASSAR AND DR REUBEN GRIMA.
A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH HERITAGE MALTA OUTLINING VARIOUS AREAS OF COOPERATION AND SUPPORT. THIS HAS RESULTED IN THE ORGANISATION OF A NUMBER OF EDUCATIONAL VISITS AND WORKSHOPS AS WELL AS OTHER INITIATIVES.
PROJECTS TO EMBELLISH TA’ QALI NATIONAL PARK WHERE THE ANNUAL FARSONS BEER FESTIVAL IS HELD.
THE FARSONS FOUNDATION HAS ALSO SUPPORTED DIN L-ART HELWA IN ITS COMMITMENT TO SAFEGUARD OUR HERITAGE, THE LATEST SUPPORT BEING GIVEN TO THE PROJECT OF THE OUR LADY OF VICTORY CHURCH, VALLETTA.
The Farsons Group and The Farsons Foundation remain motivated by the mission to create real social and environmental value aligned with our corporate vision and values.