Sustainability Policy

BCD Travel Colombia declares its commitment towards mitigating the impact of its activities, products and services related to corporate travel taking special efforts in the following aspects:

Environmental

Promote the responsible use of natural resources within the organization: using the recycling program.

Promote the responsible use of water and energy.

Socio-cultural

Encourage and promote actions amongst the different stakeholders in order to generate awareness against:

  • All forms of exploitation and abuse of children and adolescents.
  • The promotion and illegal trafficking of wild flora and fauna.
  • The commercialization and illegal trafficking of goods with a historical and cultural value at regional, national and worldwide level.
  • Any form of discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, disability, or any other provisions of applicable laws.
  • Vulnerable social conditions focused towards children and the elder.

Economic

Establishing and managing mechanisms to:

  • Manage direct employment to keep conditions on fair and equitable terms.
  • Conduct training programs for the community that will generate employment opportunities within the company.

With the establishment of this policy, BCD Travel Colombia urges its employees, suppliers, colleagues and participants in the value chain of the tourism industry to share and disclose their commitment towards sustainable development.

  • Program and monitoring of efficient use of water

  • Program and monitoring of energy efficiency

  • Program and follow-up comprehensive solid waste management

  • Socio-cultural and economic program

Responsible Tourists

BCD Travel is constantly promoting awareness against any traffic of flora, fauna and/or cultural heritage, as well as the exploitation and sexual abuse of children and adolescents as this is penalized by Colombian authorities.

Phone numbers in order to file irregularities are:

Reporting Irregularities

Flora and fauna: in Bogotá: State Department of Environment 3778854/3 Nationwide phone number: Ministry of Environment 01 8000 915 060

Cultural heritage: in Bogotá: Ministry of Culture 3424100 Nationwide phone number: Ministry of Culture 01 8000 938 081

Sexual exploitation of children and adolescents: in Bogotá: ICBF 4377630. Nationwide phone number: National Police: 01 8000 910 112

Download BCD Travel’s Sustainable Traveler’s Guide

Compromise Statement

The travel management company TRAVEL CLUB LTDA. –BCD Travel, identified with the National Tourism Registration Number 11, in its given nature as a Travel Management Company, as it is and all of its agencies and branches, is against the exploitation, pornography, Sexual tourism and other forms of sexual abuse that involve minors abiding the Law 679 of 2001 and Law 1336 of 2009. It warns of the legal consequences that breaching the provisions settled by Law 17 of 1981 and Resolution 1367 of 20, that correspond to the the comercializacion and illegal trafficking of species of wild fauna and flora.

The travel management company TRAVEL CLUB LTDA. –BCD Travel, identified with the National Tourism Registration Number 11, in its given nature as a Travel Management Company, as it is and all of its agencies and branches, is against the commercialization and illegal trafficking of regional and national cultural property mentioned in the Law 103 of 1931, Decree 904 of 1941, Law 397 of 1997, Decree 833 of 2002 and Law 1185 of 2008. Followed by the law 1335 of 2009 law protecting and keeping spaces that are free of smoke. BCDTravel also rejects discrimination or acts of racism towards vulnerable people under the Law 1482 of 2011 and Law 1752 of 2015. As well as rejecting child labor exploitation under Law 1098 of 2006 and Decree 2737 of 1989.