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Policies

SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOR

Is responsibility of all employees, customers and suppliers implement the following good practices, in addition to those set out in the various procedures of the system of sustainability:

SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIORS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Always try to buy and eat foods that use recyclable containers or that do not use them at all.
  • Carry bags of different colors (green, blue and gray) to separate waste and dispose of them in containers or places marked by the competent authority; both, in the field and in the office.
  • Promote donation to projects which preserve and environmental education.
  • Under no circumstances, visitors can take plants or wild animals to their country of origin; this is not only a crime, also contributes to the disappearance of the species.
  • Reduce their CO2 emissions, if you travel by car or bus, turn it off while standing.
  • Avoid the use of irons, hairdryer and hair straightener.
  • Do not throw trash or plastic on the floor, identify the trash cans that are near or pick up everything in a bag and at the end of his visit, dispose in the correct place.
  • Turn off lights and air-conditioning to save energy and avoid overloading the electrical systems of the city
  • Efficient use of paper (recycling), water, energy and renewable resources.
  • Help to preserve species of flora, fauna and cultural heritage which are located in the Agency and its surroundings.
  • Support to Community environmental groups through donations of equipment, field guides and equipment.

Water

  • Turn off faucets when not in use. Controls the use of this resource.
  • Remember that health care waste must be disposed of in assigned trash.
  • Avoid contaminating the water.
  • Do not pour harmful substances in washing and toilets.
  • Prefers the use of terms for the personal consumption of water.
  • Report to management leaks detected water.

Energy

  • Turn off the lights when they are not needed.
  • Turn off the computer, printers and other electrical appliances once end of working time
  • Turn off the computer screen when not in use.
  • Report any damage detected to management, about: supplies, equipment or conductors of energy.
  • Implementation of energy saving light bulbs in the establishment.
  • Replace the batteries of single-use in offices with rechargeable batteries with a longer life.

 

Scrap paper

  • Remember the correct classification of waste.
  • Use recyclable blades as often as possible if you need to print.
  • Print on both sides of the paper when possible.
  • Promote communication through electronic means.

 

Socio-cultural behavior

  • Respect diversity, observed the traditions and social and cultural practices of the place.
  • Abstention from the sale, marketing, traffic or display of archaeological pieces, unless you have the respective permissions, for the unique and specific case of exposure.
  • Inform to travelers about the values and traditions of the community.
  • Avoid visits to indigenous communities without authorization.
  • Promote the purchase by the traveler products and local crafts.
  • Remember to customers, suppliers and employees that it is important to respect human rights, since any act of violation of these goes against the fundamentals of tourism.
  • BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA, warns that threaten the life of protected species, as well as the traffic and exploitation of plants, is considered a criminal offence and can result in severe penalties for those who carry it out.
  • BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA, promulgated in its customers, suppliers and employees basic and necessary care for the conservation and durability of the destination to visit, as well as to ensure the best experience during your stay.
  • Clarify that communities are the only ones who can decide the aspects of their cultural traditions who wish to share with the visitors and the level of interaction in each.
  • Respect the visual arts based on traditional craftsmanship of the local communities.
  • Encourage the consumption of typical food of the country and their local communities.
  • Promote social practices, rituals and festivities.
  • Respect the music and the performing arts.
  • Promoting respect for the oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage.
  • Respect the knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe.
  • Promote codes of behavior on sites of historic or cultural importance and protect archaeological and historical pieces.
  • Contribute to the protection and maintenance of goods and sites of historical, archaeological, cultural and spiritual, as well as to promote and evaluate local traditions.

LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Promote cultural encounters between tourists and local communities, in which there is an authentic and respectful exchange.
  • Promote tourist activities to protect the cultural heritage of the place of destination and enabling cultural and traditional products, handicraft and folklore continue in force.
  • Encourage the participation of local communities in the development of tourist packages.
  • Destination planning include a participatory process with the community to carry out the activities to perform, in and out of the natural area.
  • Promote studies of the state of the facilities in local communities to carry out tourism as a source of income.
  • Respect the collective territories management plans and the living arrangements of black communities, the indigenous resguardos and communities.
  • Involve the traditional authorities of the indigenous communities and afro-Colombian tourist product development processes.

BEHAVIOUR IN BUSINESS

  • Ongoing training for employees.
  • Active re-engineering of our services for continuous improvement with the customers.
  • Reporting actions which violate the physical and moral integrity of human beings in general.
  • Apply the legal policies that guarantee the durability of Colombian flora and fauna, as well as the welfare of children and adolescents.
  • Maintain behaviors that contribute to the good work and trade relations, tolerating and respecting differences such as race, religion, gender, etc. Among employees with customers and with suppliers.
  • Conduct days of separation and delivery of paper to recyclers or recycling companies that use paper, both in the office and in the course of the visits.
  • Reduce the use of plastic bags, replace with cloth bags or cardboard boxes.
  • Provide customers with reusable bottles to reduce the use of plastic bottles.
  • Foster respect and good behaviour towards local communities, where tourism plans are carried out, apply for advance permission to enter the communities.
  • Give talks to the guidelines on the proper use of natural reserves, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Providing good field practices manuals for guides.
  • Comply with the code of conduct and report the facts in case of doubt.
  • Comply with safety standards.
  • Promote and socialize labor practices that facilitate the work of all.
  • Respect the ideas of others and recognize achievements.
  • Manage differences of opinion in private with persons involved only.
  • Inform suppliers and customers on sustainability commitments made by the company.

Code of conduct (Law 1336 of 2009)

To counter the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in travel and tourism, tourist services providers shall adopt a code of conduct that must be observed by their legal representatives, directors, managers, employees and contractors related to the provision of tourist services, to give effect to the obligations referred to in articles 16 and 17 of Act 679 of 2001, as well as to prevent the behaviour described in article 19 of the same law and also to incorporate the following minimum control measures:

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA fails to offer programs of tourism promotion and tour plans, express or surreptitiously, plans for the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents and, in general, all kinds of sexual exploitation.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA fails to provide information to tourists, directly or through people filed on where are coordinated or places where to practice the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA fails to lead to tourists, directly through third parties, to establishments or places where the commercial sexual exploitation of children, is practiced, as well as to take them to the places where tourists, staying even if it is of boats that are in open seas, for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA fails to provide vehicles on tourist routes for the purpose of exploitation or sexual abuse with children and adolescents in general, all kinds of sexual exploitation.

Prevent the entry of children and adolescents to hotels or places of accommodation, bars, similar businesses and other establishments that provided tourism services, for purposes of exploitation or sexual abuse.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA adopts measures to avoid that the personnel linked to any title with the company offers tourist services that allow sexual activity with children and adolescents in general, all kinds of sexual exploitation.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA will denounce before the Chamber and trade and other competent authorities, the facts of those who had knowledge, as well as the existence of places related to the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, and to ensure that within the company has channels to the corresponding report to the competent authorities.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA designed and disseminated within the company and its suppliers of goods and services, a policy in which the supplier provides for measures to prevent and counteract all forms of sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in travel and tourism.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA will denounce before the Chamber and trade and other competent authorities, the facts of those who had knowledge, as well as the existence of places related to the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, and to ensure that within the company has channels to the corresponding report to the competent authorities.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA designed and disseminated within the company and its suppliers of goods and services, a policy in which the supplier provides for measures to prevent and counteract all forms of sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in travel and tourism.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA trains all staff linked to the company, with regard to the prevention of the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. To inform its users about the legal consequences in Colombia of exploitation and sexual abuse of children and adolescents.

BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA will inform its users about the legal consequences in Colombia of exploitation and sexual abuse of children and adolescents.

In compliance with the provisions of article 17 of Act 679 of 2001, the agency warns tourists that the exploitation and sexual abuse of children in the country are sanctioned in criminal and administrative manner in accordance with applicable laws.

POLICY SUSTAINABILITY

Agency travel BIRDING PEACE COLOMBIA S.A.S. aware of the importance of maintaining a sustainable tourism development, and took the principles specifically adopted in the standard technical sectoral NTS-TS 003, undertakes to carry out a sustainable management of its activities, through the adoption of commitments aimed at preventing, eliminating or reducing the impact of our facilities and operations.

We are looking for a better future, being aware of the commitment we have made to sustainable development. We strive to reduce the impact of our activity and contribute to preserve biological and cultural diversity of our environment through the integration of landscape and the respect for its flora and fauna and traditions of local communities. In addition, we also reject the sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and discrimination, in accordance with Colombian law.

So that we can promote the duties and rights of our customers, suppliers and collaborators, to have a team work and continuous improvement of our services.

This policy is issued pursuant to the technical standard sectoral NTS TS – 003, which sets the requirements of sustainability in the environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects applicable to travel agencies.