The General Conference of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Sun City, South Africa, October 1995, created an Environmental Commission with the objectives set out in FAI Statutes:
All air sports interact with parts of the environment, considering air, land, sea, water, scenic views, wildlife, vegetation. Each air sport discipline has specific interactions with these parts of the environment.
The development of facilities and the carrying out of air sport activities are to be conducted in a manner that harmonises the interaction between the air sport activities and the environment.
The above policy statement was adopted by the FAI in 1997. The Environmental Codes of Conduct for its member organizations have been produced in line with this policy.