Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism
The company Pure! Travel Group, represented by Mr. Bram Evers, identified with the Ecuadorian identification number (cédula) 171870858-7, has committed to the following Code of Conduct.
The exploitation of human beings in any form, especially sexually and in particular when it affects children, violates the fundamental objectives of tourism. Furthermore, it constitutes a denial of the contribution of tourism to the development of our country, the improvement of its people’s well-being, the dignity of its inhabitants, and the protection of its natural and cultural resources. It is vital to prevent situations that affect the sustainability and the human and economic development of the country.
Our efforts follow international ethics, as established by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, American Convention on Human Rights, Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention, Stockholm Declaration against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, and others.
In compliance with the laws of the states of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina that protect the rights of minors and with the full endorsement of our managers and employees, we formally declare that:
Article 1: Purpose
The following code is a formal declaration free of adhesion that aims to establish the norms for all people working at the company PURE! TRAVEL GROUP on the protection of children and adolescents related to all forms of sexual exploitation associated with travel and tourism.
Article 2: Definitions
For all the purposes of this code we adopt the following definitions:
Child sex tourism: Considers a criminal offense that disqualifies promoting, publishing, facilitating, or favoring the sexual tourism of children and adolescents, through any printed, visual, audible, or electronic medium, with the purpose of offering sexual services.
Article 3: Obligations
Under virtue of this code, in order to take the necessary measures to protect children and adolescents against sexual exploitation, the people who confirm to be part of PURE! TRAVEL GROUP commits to:
This commitment is signed on the 11th of October 2016. Amended on the 3rd of June 2021.
General Manager of Pure! Travel Group
And all managers and employees of PURE! TRAVEL GROUP in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina.