Sustainability

Illegal wildlife trade is a crime.

 

sustainability policy:

Aware of the importance of maintaining a sustainable tourism development, and assuming the principles specifically adopted in Sectorial Technical Standard NTS-TS 003, the Blue Life diving center 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 activities on the destinations we offer in our portfolio of services, as well as optimizing the sustainability of the Blue Life dive center, improving its behavior with the environment.

In the same sense, our diving center has adopted the following sustainable tourism policy, whereby it undertakes to comply with the requirements established in Sectorial Technical Standard NTS-TS 003, which includes, among others, the legal requirements that regulate Effects generated by tourism. Likewise, we commit ourselves to motivate and train our staff with training and awareness actions on the principles of sustainable tourism, to promote good environmental practices, to participate in external activities, and to report both internally and externally on the progress and Environmental actions of the company. One of our main objectives is to improve sustainable management, assuming the commitments of continuos improvement  in all areas of sustainability: socio-cultural, economic and environmental, as well as customer satisfaction.

This sustainable tourism policy will be updated whenever circumstances require, adopting and publishing in both cases new sustainability objectives.

 

Sustainability objectives:

 • Control and optimize water and energy resources.
• Provide training to our collaborators in environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues.
• Sensitize our customers in the conservation and protection of the environment.
• Participate actively in the different social activities, called by different organizations
 • To preserve the environment, the culture and tradition of the destiny.

Code of conduct :                                        

In accordance with Law 679 of August 3, 2001, all persons must prevent, block, combat and denounce the exploitation, hosting, use, publication, dissemination of images, texts, documents, audiovisual archives, improper use of Global information networks, or the establishment of telematic links of any kind, related to pornographic material or allusive to activities of sexual exploitation of minors. Failure to comply with the above could generate criminal and administrative liability. Blue Life diving center is committed to prevent the exploitation and sexual abuse of minors associated with tourism. Therefore, we have developed  the following prevention activities:
1. All our activities and operations, reject any kind of sexual exploitation of children.
2.The employees of the agency  will not promote establishments where minors are exposed directly or indirectly to the sex trade.
3. We will inform the local police and / or competent authorities in a timely manner, cases of sexual intercourse with minors that are perceived or detected and providers that develop practices related to this aspect.
4. We will educate and inform the public that sexual exploitation of minors is a crime.
5. We will inform users about the legal consequences in Colombia of the exploitation and sexual abuse of children and adolescents.
6. We reject child labor exploitation.
7. We reject race or gender discrimination.
8. Blue Life dive center condemns all forms of sexual exploitation of children and supports all legal actions to prevent and punish these crimes, and calls on its clients, partners and all staff to reject participation in  sexual exploitation of children  And to report on all cases of sexual exploitation of children  they might be are aware of.

   

Natural and cultural heritage:

Remember that we have the following natural and cultural heritages declared by UNESCO,  we must respect and help to  preserve them:
• Traditional marimba songs and songs from the South Pacific of Colombia-Nariño, Cauca and Valle del Cauca.
• Cultural space of ​​Palenque de San Basilio-Bolívar.
• The Barranquilla-Atlántico Carnival.
• The Holy Week processions of Popayán-Cauca.
• Carnival of Whites and Blacks-Nariño.
• Normative System of the Wayuus applied by the pütchipü’ü (“palabrero”) – Guajira.
• Traditional knowledge of Yuruparí-Vaupés jaguar shamans.
• Feast of St. Francis of Assisi-Quibdó.
• Historic center of Santa Cruz de Mompox-Bolívar.
• Cultural landscape of the coffee of Colombia-Risaralda, Caldas, Quindío and Valle del Cauca.
• Archaeological Park of San Agustín-Huila.
• Tierraadentro National Park.
• Katios-Choco National Park, Antioquia (Endangered).
• Port, fortresses and monumental complex of Cartagena-Bolivar.
 

 

 

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