Her Excellency, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, visited The General Soft Drinks Ltd premises in Marsa. The President was greeted by the Chief Operations Officer, Ms. Maria Micallef and members of the Senior Management Team.
During the visit, President Coleiro Preca was given a guided tour around the plant and was walked through the process of production, bottling and packaging. While touring the plant she had the opportunity to meet and speak with several company employees.
In her address, Her Excellency praised General Soft Drinks for its contribution to the Maltese economy and for always providing job and growth opportunities for people living within the Maltese society.
President Coleiro Preca also applauded the company’s sense of Corporate Social Responsibility and thanked the management and employees for its constant support to the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.
Ms Maria Micallef thanked the President for her visit and for her passion for social justice. “Through the production and distribution of its beverages General Soft Drinks Ltd and GSD Marketing Ltd, enables economic activity in its local value chain that amounts to 50 million euros and supports more than 1,000 jobs in Malta. Apart from the commercial aspect, our companies have a strong Corporate Social Responsibility mainly in the areas of social solidarity, the environment and education. This is clearly shown in the support we give to various local NGO’s as well as educational and environmental campaigns”, said Ms Maria Micallef. Ms Micallef added that the Company looks forward to continue supporting the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.