Our responsible tourism policy aims to continually improve the way we run our business to the benefit of all involved.We divide this policy into four fundamental components:
Since 2004, Nature Air has been the first airline to compensate for 100% of its carbon emissions from flight operations through the conservation of tropical forests. We do this through the Costa Rican governmental agency in charge of certification and compensation efforts - FONAFIFO. Our goal in the short tem is to become a carbon positive company. Nature Air concentrates its conservation programs in the Osa Peninsula, one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. With your choice to fly Nature Air you help combat the impacts of deforestation, maintain biodiversity, contribute to the sustainable livelihoods of those protecting the forest and protect the places and communities we fly to!
Conservation is not sustainable without education and economic benefits for local communities. Nature Air created the NatureKids Foundation to provide low-income families with the tools they need to build more self-reliant futures. NatureKids teaches local community members English and computing as a way to ensure self-empowerment and better opportunities for employment. Since 2006, we have taught over 500 students.
Nature Air’s ground vehicles use bio-diesel, made from used cooking oils. The alternative fuel is biodegradable, renewable and burns much cleaner than regular gasoline. Not only does it produce fewer harmful greenhouse gases, it also repurposes a contaminant waste, converting it into a biodegradable product. For each liter of oil disposed of in the kitchen sink, we contaminate as much as 10,000 liters of potable water in our rivers. Nature Air’s personnel contribute to this initiative by bringing used cooking oil collected from their homes.
Additional components of our CSR program include:
With the guidance of Rainforest Alliance’s tourism verification program, we are currently going through an integral evaluation that will lead to a renewed and improved internal energy efficiency strategy.