Commemorating 60 years at Vivian Corporation

Over one hundred staff gathered at Vivian Corporation's premises on Tuesday 21st February to kick off a year of celebrations that commemorated the company’s 60th Anniversary.

Company chairman Vivian C. Gatt delivered the opening speech by recalling the origins of the company: “Vivian Corporation was started off by my father Wilfred Gatt, a pharmacist by profession who worked at our two family-owned pharmacies, one in Valletta opposite what was known as the Borsa and another pharmacy close to Balluta. One day, a German customer walked inside the Valletta pharmacy and asked for a particular medicine that was not available in Malta and my father offered to order it for him from abroad. That was a time when many pharmaceutical products were still not available locally and this presented my father with the opportunity to start importing medicines and distributing them in Malta. That was 1952 when the then Vivian Commercial Corporation was born.”

Mr Gatt concluded: “The success and growth of Vivian Corporation has always been based on a few but very strong set of values – nurturing good relationships with all stakeholders, being honest across all operations and loving what we do to see our company grow further. These are the values that all today’s employees are being called to cherish and to celebrate this year as part of our 60th anniversary commemorations.”

The organizing committee announced a number of initiatives to be launched by the company including the first ‘Employee of the Year Award’. This rewards those who will have best actioned the company’s values in their work performance.

Another initiative has been the hosting of a set of team-building events throughout the year, such as sporting and social events, that involve the participation of company employees and their families.

An Employee Charity Scheme has been launched where each employee contributes a small sum from their monthly salary in aid of Dar tal-Providenza. Another new charity that will be the recipient of Vivian’s charity work in the coming months is the Equal Partners Foundation.  

Committing to practicing environmental sustainability, a number of waste management practices have also been introduced in collaboration with Greenpak. Vivian Corporation will mark their 60th anniversary by planting 60 trees at the Selmun Family Park on 8th December to contribute to a sustainable environment. All family & friends are welcome to join.

Finally, Gianni performed a poem specially written for the occasion.


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