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Only airline Among First 84 Signatories

TAM adheres to Declaration of Business Social Responsibility and Human Rights

eTN  Jul 28, 2008

SAO PAULO, Brazil - TAM has formalized its adherence to the declaration of "Business Social Responsibility and Human Rights" presented at an event sponsored by the Ethos Institute and by the Special Secretary for Human Rights of the Presidency of the Republic this past July 24, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (UN). With its adherence, TAM has become the only airline among the first 84 signatory companies of the declaration.

By formalizing the agreement, the company is declaring its commitment to implement action plans leading to progressive improvement of the indicators of social responsibility that reflect human rights policies, such as promotion of racial and gender equality in the work place; the eradication of slave labor; inclusion of people with handicaps; and support for the promotion of the rights of children, adolescents and youth.

TAM president Captain David Barioni Neto signed for the company, publicly assuming the commitment to promote the principles upheld by this declaration, which was officially inaugurated at an event that brought together 253 businessmen and 150 representatives of government agencies and non- governmental organizations, in addition to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva; Jose Serra, Governor of Sao Paulo state; and the mayor of the city of Sao Paulo, Gilberto Kassab. "TAM's adherence reinforces our sustainability policy and our undertaking to contribute to the social development of this country," Barioni asserted.

In addition to being a signatory of the declaration of "Social Responsibility of Business and Human Rights," TAM is also the first airline in South America to join the list of signatory companies of the Global Compact (, a worldwide initiative developed by the United Nations (UN).

TAM adheres to Declaration of Business Social Responsibility and Human Rights

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