We believe in doing right by our communities and investing in worthy causes. We support charities and community organisations as well as our employees in need. Our support for our communities focuses on Education, Community, Health, Youths, Environment and Biodiversity. We are committed to establishing long-term, mutually rewarding relationships with our partners and our communities.
We have long-term global partnerships with both The Mission to Seafarers and Sailors’ Society, both of whom care for and support seafarers of all races, religions or ranks around the world. This support is provided through fundraising events and other collaborations.
ASSMDA was set up in 2007 as an independent, not-for-profit, organisation to support the dependents of ASSM seafarers and to work with the local communities on educational, social and civic projects. ASSMDA is headquartered in Manila and has two smaller branches in Cebu and Iloilo. CNCo provides on-going assistance for the monthly operating costs of ASSMDA through joint funding with our sister company, Swire Pacific Offshore.
In May 2018, eight SPO and CNCo colleagues joined 43 professionals from across the maritime industry to take part in the “Great Wall of China Challenge”. This fundraising expedition was organised in celebration of Sailors’ Society’s 200th anniversary. Participants were required to hike a total distance of 25 kilometres along the Great Wall of China from Jiankou to Coiling Dragon Hill.
The CNCo teams, together with their colleagues from our sister company, Swire Pacific Offshore, contributed to the USD 115,000 raised for Sailors’ Society. This will go a long way in supporting seafarers’ welfare around the world and allow the world’s oldest maritime welfare charity to expand further afield and reach more individuals and their families.
Just the week before the challenge, Sailors’ Society announced its expansion into China, now home to the largest number of seafarers globally. Sailors’ Society’s Crisis Response Network is also now available to Chinese seafarers and the charity is identifying local partners who will be able to provide port-based welfare provision as well as creating new chaplaincy posts within the country.