During an initial visit, the students went around the offices, meeting rooms and other areas of Middle Sea House in Floriana, taking down notes and pointing out various environmental issues.
Following the audit, the students formulated an action plan. A few weeks after the first visit, the students returned to Middle Sea House, this time with a number of suggestions and proposed actions for Middlesea. Some of these suggestions included the use of more alternative energy, a project which the company is currently working on, the introduction of an environmental policy as well as increasing the use of energy saving light bulbs.
Following the presentation of these suggestions, Mr Chris Meli, Chief Officer of Human Resources addressed the students. He thanked them for their valuable recommendations which definitely helped to make Middlesea Insurance employees more aware of environmental issues and the importance of sustainable and eco-friendly living. A discussion on environmental matters amongst the staff members present at the meeting ensued. The students also commented that this was a very positive experience for them as well as for their teachers.
The schools involved in this initiative were San Gorg Preca Floriana Primary School, St Francis Secondary School Sliema and St Albert the Great College, Valletta. Ms Cynthia Caruana coordinated the event for the EkoSkola team. Eco-Skola is an international, environmental management, certification, and sustainable development education programme for schools.