We protect best what we know best

Jean-Emmanuel SAUVÉE, PONANT President and Co-Founder

For more than 30 years, PONANT has been taking passengers to the planet's most secret places where nature reigns supreme. Making this choice means we have responsibilities towards the ecosystems and communities that live there.


Manifesto for sustainable tourism

The environment


Stopping the use of heavy fuel oil, removing single-use plastics, carrying out environmental impact studies... we have implemented a series of measures designed to decrease our environmental footprint in the regions that we visit.


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People


For 30 years, we have taken passengers to discover rare destinations and to meet the populations that have lived there for centuries. So, our itineraries are planned out in consultation with the local authorities and we make our crew, naturalist guides and passengers aware of good practices to adopt in the communities in which they will be staying.


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Our everyday actions


Our commitment translates to concrete everyday actions, particularly in terms of the controlled and responsible approach we adopt towards what we use and consume onboard our ships, and also in terms of supporting research, awareness-raising and conversation projects around the world.



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Established in 2018, the PONANT Foundation's goal is to conserve the oceans and poles and to promote exchanges between populations. In order to do this, we commit to supporting innovative initiatives led by researches, NGO, start-ups or businesses working to preserve oceans, build scientific knowledge about the polar regions and interact with indigenous populations.


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Our labels, certifications and distinctions


PONANT's commitments in terms of environmental policy form part of the company's corporate purpose. This approach, which is indicative of the priority importance our directors attach to this topic, is illustrated through the international certifications and labels the company holds. Our commitments to sustainable and responsible tourism are assessed and recompensed on a regular basis by recognised organisations and experts with specialised expertise in these areas.



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Press mentions


PONANT has set itself the ambition of becoming a global standard setter with respect to sustainable development and is increasing its commitments in this area. A selection of articles covering the latest news and developments concerning the PONANT Foundation and the measures put in place by the company is available to access here.


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