Model Code of Conduct

Adapt this model Code of Conduct for your companies' ethical transport policy.

1. Our executives, contractors and crews will adhere to the highest air safety-related standards in all facets of our work.

2. We undertake to comply with national and international regulations including all those stemming from the Convention on Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).

3. We will not conduct business with individuals or companies involved in supplying arms, ammunition or other conflict-sensitive materials to or from territories subject to a United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) or Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) embargo.

4. Our executives, contractors and crews refrain from unsafe, corrupt or illegal practices such as document falsification, bribery or tax evasion. Those persons or partners found to be engaged in such activities will be dismissed or discharged.

5. We actively support the development of appropriate industry practices for the purpose of guarding against involvement in shipments of destabilizing commodities to or from African conflict markets which exacerbate human suffering and gross violations of International Humanitarian Law.

6. Our company and contractors will only transport weapons, ammunition and other military equipment if the accompanying documentation effectively verifies that such goods are intended (a) for peace-keeping or peace-support operations as defined by international or regional organizations (b) for legitimate self-defence purposes.

7. To substantively reduce the risks associated with the transfer of weapons, ammunition, military equipment or other conflict sensitive commodities to and from certain states, we will conduct an effective risk assessment exercise on any potential shipment which takes into account criterion two, criterion three, criterion four, criterion six and criterion seven of the European Union Common Position on Arms Exports (formerly known as the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports).

8. We are committed to a policy of transparency and verification. In this context we will retain and make available all voyage reports, pilot logs, flight plans, cargo manifests, airport handling fee receipts and other documents required for cross-referencing as part of any due diligence or ethical audit stipulation agreed to in contracts with our clients.

9. We will adhere to the relevant International Labour Standards as defined by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) concerning the work, safety and social rights of our employees.

10.  We will adhere to the relevant Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines for Multinational Enterprises when assessing whether the transportation of commodities to or from a territory or state is in compliance with our ethical transportation policy.

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