Sustainability policy

 

At Compañía Panameña de Aviación (Colombian Branch) and AeroRepública S.A. (doing business as Copa Colombia and Wingo, respectively) we are committed to promoting sustainable tourism.

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY – AEROREPÚBLICA S.A. & COPA AIRLINES-COLOMBIAN BRANCH

 

We understand the importance of acting socially responsible when carrying out our operations and we are committed to sustainable tourism, therefore, the Airlines –Compañía Panameña de Aviación-Colombian Branch and AeroRepública S.A (doing business as Copa Colombia and Wingo, respectively, and hereinafter jointly referred to as “the Airlines”), have agreed to implement the principles of Sectoral Technical Standard NTS-TS 003 and to operate in a responsible manner, to the extent applicable, by adopting policies aimed at preventing, eliminating and/or minimizing the negative impact that the Airlines’ operations may have on any relevant community in Colombia, in order to improve their relationship with the environment, society and any relevant social, environmental or economic stakeholder.

 

Therefore, the Airlines have adopted the following sustainable tourism policy, by which they commit themselves to:

 

  1. Always act in a responsible manner in compliance with their Values in Action.
  2. Comply with the applicable legal requirements provided by Sectoral Technical Standard NTS-TS 003, which regulates the effects of tourism-related activities.
  3. Inform, encourage and train their staff to raise awareness about the principles of sustainable tourism.
  4. Promote good environmental practices in the communities in which they operate.
  5. Encourage staff participation in CSR activities in accordance with their corporate policies.
  6. Inform their stakeholders about any progress made and any actions taken by the Airlines in connection with CSR.
  7. Promote direct, close and reliable relations with their stakeholders in order to achieve business sustainability and common welfare. 
  8. Update this policy from time to time, adopt any relevant amendment, and share any relevant progress made with their stakeholders.
  9. Not discriminate on the basis of race and/or gender in the programs designed, operated, promoted and/or traded by the Airlines, which may impact the communities in which they perform the activities set out herein.
  10. Promote the purchase and consumption of goods and services produced by vulnerable communities that may be affected by the Airlines’ operations.

 

All these commitments are aimed at achieving a positive impact of our operations on the relevant communities, promoting continuous improvement in every matter related with sustainability and ensuring customer satisfaction.  

 

COMMITMENT AGAINST CHILD SEX TOURISM: In compliance with Act 1336 of 2009, Resolution 4311 of August 30th, 2010 and Resolution 02591 of June 6th, 2013 issued by the Special Administrative Unit of the Civil Aviation Authority and under the commitment made by Compañía Panameña de Aviación-Colombian Branch and AeroRepública S.A (doing business as Copa Colombia and Wingo, respectively) against child abuse, child pornography and child sex tourism, we ratify our commitment to prevent child sexual abuse.

COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF OUR NATURAL AND CULTURAL ASSETS: At Compañía Panameña de Aviación-Colombian Branch and AeroRepública S.A. (doing business as Copa Colombia and Wingo, respectively) we act in compliance with the Constitution of Colombia and with the General Act on Culture (Act 397 of 1997) and its regulatory decrees to: i) make responsible use of any artistic expressions produced or manufactured in the country; ii) promote attractions and activities related with cultural assets in an accurate manner and in accordance with the attraction’s actual features or the cultural assets offered by the relevant destination; iii) support and promote activities aimed at preventing the illegal trafficking of cultural assets, in compliance with the applicable regulations; and iv) organize, promote and market tourism good and services that do not have a negative impact on cultural assets.

PREVENTING ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING:

At Compañía Panameña de Aviación-Colombian Branch and AeroRepública S.A. (doing business as Copa Colombia and Wingo, respectively) we condemn any illegal activity related with the unethical use of wildlife, therefore, we abide by Act 17 of 1981, Resolution 1367 of 2000 on the prevention of wildlife trade and trafficking issued by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and any other relevant regulation.