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Eco Code Of Conduct

Eco Code Of Conduct

At ATOAI, we follow the Himalayan Code of Conduct adopted by Union International Alpine Association (U.I.A.A.) which entails the practicing the following guidelines.
 
Protect the Natural Environment
Campsite: Remember the another party will be using the same campsite after you have vacated it. Therefore,leave the campsite cleaner than found it.
3  Limit Deforestation:
a) Make no open fires and discourage others from doing so.
b) Where water is heated by scarce firewood, use as little as possible.
c) When possible choose accomodation that uses kerosene or fuel-efficient fire-wood stoves.
d) You will help the case greatly by taking with you some sapling and planting these on your trail.
 

4Burn dry paper & packets in a safe place: Bury other waste paper and biodegradable materials including food.Carry back al non-biodegradable if you come across other people's rubbish, remove their rubbish as well.

 

5  Keep local water clean:

a) Avoid using pollutants such as detergents in streams or springs.
b) If no toilet facilities are available, make sure you are at least 30 metres away source and bury or cover wastes.
c) Do not allow the cooks or porters to throw garbage in nearby stream or river.
 
 
Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment: Taking cutting, seeds, and roots is illegal in the Himalayas.
Help your guides and porters to follow conservation measures.
Respect local traditions, protect local culture, maintain local pride:
a) When taking photographs, respect privacy.Ask permission and use restraint.
b) Respect Holy places: Preserve what you have come to see, never touch or remove religious objects and remove shoes when visiting temples.

 

 

ETHICS

ADVENTURE TOUR OPERATORS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA 5TH ANNUAL CONVECTION :

13-14 DECEMBER'2006 SPEECH BY CAPT SWADESH KUMAR ON 14TH DECEMBER'2006

On CODE OF ETHICS OF THE ASSOCIATION TO HELP TO CONDUCT AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS

 

 

            1. 1. ACCURACY :
              -Capability to function a particular kind of activity
              -Declaration about staff's qualification and experience 
              -Skill to handle a particular business

            2. 2. HEALTHY COMPETITION :
            3. - Not to kill each other's business and to focus on your own specialization and skills
              - Share information and resources with industry colleagues

            4. 3. DISCLOSURE :
              - Provide information to the clients at their request with complete details with the cost, restrictions, cancellation policy etc., without any hidden or surprise cost as accurate as possible.

            5. 4. RESPONSIVENESS :
              -To attend client's complaints and find solutions at the earliest.

            6. 5. REFUND :
              -To remit any undisputed funds under your control within specified time limit.If there is a delay, to keep the clients informed.

            7. 6. CONFIDENCES :
              -Not to obtain improperly the client's list or other confidential information from employee's former employer

            8. 7. CONFIDENTIALITY :
              -To treat every client's transaction in full confidence and not to disclose information without his permission unless it is required by law.

            9. 8. COMPLIANCE :
              -To abide by central/state and local laws and regulations in every respect.

            10. 9. QUALITY OF EQUIPMENT :
              -To use the highest quality of equipment to conduct your business

            11. 10. Commitment and Welfare of Local Community

            1. 11. Do not give over commitment to the clients which you cannot fulfil.

            1. 12. Re-invest any resources utilized, i.e., give back to the area where you are doing business

            1. 13. Respect religion and local community sentiments

            1. 14. Follow and practice Environmental Pledge of the Association.