Ponant supports the work of Médecins Sans Frontières with women
For a number of years, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy, Ponant has been working to promote women’s rights with its “Women at the Helm” (Femmes à la barre) programme, which seeks to encourage gender balance among its crew. It also works regularly with the French shipowners’ association, Armateurs de France and the National Maritime Academy (Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime) to honour female officers.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Ponant announced an additional element to its social programme: support for the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Africa with women and mothers. The partnership agreement, signed by Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée, President and Co-Founder of Ponant, and Benoit Muller, Partnership and Philanthropy Development Manager for MSF, focuses on one of MSF’s maternal and child health programmes in Africa, incorporating obstetrics, paediatrics and preventing HIV transmission.