“We all have the duty to leave a better world for future generations”
– Captain Gianluigi Aponte, Chairman of MSC Foundation
Conserving and restoring the environment wherever we operate and beyond, is a cause very close to our hearts due to our nautical heritage and passion for the sea. The MSC Foundation, an indepent non-profit organization, was established by the Aponte family to lead, focus and advance the MSC Group’s conservation and humanitarian commitments.
To restore the critical balance between people and nature within a generation
To utilise MSC’s global reach and unique knowledge of the sea to take immediate action that contributes to protecting and nurturing the blue planet and all its people
Joining hands to make a difference
The Foundation works to restore the critical balance between people and nature, utilising MSC’s global reach and unique knowledge of the sea to take immediate action to protect and nurture the blue planet, its peoples and our shared cultural heritage.
It helps disaster-struck populations toward recovery and support vulnerable communities around the world to realise their full potential through education, sustainable development, and medical humanitarian programmes. The Foundation works both independently and in conjunction with trusted partners that have a strong innovative vision or track record for effective action.
Examples of projects supported by the Foundation and the MSC Group:
MSC has been supporting Mercy Ships since 2011 in bringing hope and healing to thousands of people without access to safe, modern healthcare and surgery. The MSC Group provides logistical support to Mercy Ships, enabling it to concentrate more of its resources on healthcare, while the MSC Foundation provides direct funding.
An Italian marine conservation association founded in 1985 that works worldwide for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and the enhancement and promotion of marine protected areas, combatting pollution and illegal fishing while promoting environmental education.
Since 2015, MSC Cruises and Marevivo have joined forces to increase environmental awareness among young people. Educational programmes include topics such as marine biodiversity, sustainable development and restoration of marine protected areas, as well as combatting pollution and illegal fishing.
MSC works hand-in-hand with the MSC Foundation to offer support for humanitarian relief efforts in affected communities.
Visit the MSC Foundation website to find out more about the projects it supports.