Approval of Projects

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I.- Projects

The Fundación Parques Reunidos (the “Foundation”) shall respect the following principles in the selection of collaborations or projects:

1.- Communication of projects

The project or collaboration proposal may be receive by any means, such as:

(i) The Foundation’s email address or the various communication channels of the Grupo Parques Reunidos or

(ii) through a direct proposal by one of the company’s employees, thus incentivising the involvement of the workers in social action.

Said proposals may be sent by both third parties and by employees of the Grupo Parques Reunidos.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, whoever the applications come from and whatever the channel through which they are received, all the applications must be channelled to be correctly assessed through the email address

The emails that send or resend the project proposals must include all the data necessary for a correct initial assessment. In any case, the general data about the foundation or organisation that is applying to be a beneficiary or collaborator (registration data, foundations protectorate, articles of association data, must be included), the purposes of the foundation, examples of three projects successfully carried out by the same and a brief explanation by the informant of the reasons why the Foundation should collaborate with said entity of general interest.

2.- Project selection principles

The selection of the Projects or actions that are supported or financed by the Foundation shall be made according to the following criteria and principles:

1. That the project or action is within the area of action and the purposes of the Foundation and in the strategy defined in the Foundation’s Action Plan that is submitted each year to the Protectorate.

2.- That if the project or projects has a special strategic value that especially benefits the greater fulfilment of both the foundation’s purposes and of those set out by the public Administrations and entities that have competence in the field of the environment or protection of biodiversity and of protected species (EAZA), WAZA, in situ and ex situ conservation programmes, EPP and analogous projects) as well as by legislation applicable to zoos, these projects shall have priority.

3. That the project or collaboration is proposed for the geographical areas where the Foundation carries out its main activity, with the same purpose as in the previous paragraph. Notwithstanding the foregoing, on special occasions and due to the singularity and importance of the project, it is possible to approve projects that are carried out outside that geographical area. This type of projects, if they did not form part of the collaborations mentioned in the previous point, must be in all cases approved by the Board of Trustees in an extraordinary meeting.

4.- That, as far as possible, taking into account of the difficulty of qualification, it is sought to support the most urgent needs, NGOs with fewer means or more disadvantaged groups or species or habitats in greater danger or risk.

5.- That in the selection of the projects or collaborations it is necessary to act with absolute respect for the criteria of impartiality and non-discrimination when determining the beneficiaries.

6.- That projects or collaborations shall not be accepted that come from entities that are owned by or are directly or indirectly controlled by the members of the Board of Trustees, of the governing bodies or management of the Grupo Parques Reunidos or by their spouses, people in an analogous emotional relationship or relatives as far as the fourth degree inclusive, when said projects or collaborations entail a financial outlay for the Foundation.

7.- That the collaboration or project agreements always be set out in writing in a contract in the models prepared by Legal Services for the Foundation and contain the corresponding safeguarding precautions and clauses that Legal Services of the Grupo Parques Reunidos considers convenient or necessary in each case.

8.- That a check be made, as far as possible, of the transparency and good practices of the Foundation/NGO who may be the beneficiary of the project or collaboration though the public records and other means available to the public. As far as possible and to guarantee the impartiality and independence of the Foundation, neither projects nor collaborations shall be carried out that entail a financial outlay or any material consideration with foundations of political parties or with a marked political or religious character.

9.- That the selection of projects or collaboration complies with all of the present principles without, with the sole exceptions mentioned expressly in point 2, it being possible to accept preferential treatment of any kind in this area.

3.- Approval of projects
The approval of the projects shall be carried out either by the Board of Trustees in extraordinary or ordinary meetings or by a committee designated by the same (composed of people with sufficient powers and always of one of the trustees and by the secretary of the Board of Trustees) said committee, once named, shall exist for one year, it being necessary, therefore, to renew it annually.