El Nido Resorts' Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability Policy

El Nido Resorts is committed to providing leisurely, engaging, and educational experiences and services to all our guests in a manner that has the least impact on the environment and promotes respect for El Nido’s local people and culture. We will accomplish this through:


  • Enjoining our staff and guests to uphold our five Be G.R.E.E.N. tenets
  • Linking with local communities through employment and purchases
  • Nurturing a culture of environmental stewardship
  • Initiating opportunities for guests to experience nature and the local culture
  • Discovering and molding sustainability champions among the staff
  • Outdoing ourselves every year by building new sustainability programs on the success of previous ones

Sustainable Operations

El Nido Resorts prioritizes eco-friendly practices in our day-to-day operations to minimize environmental impact. We utilize state-of-the-art sewage treatment, materials recovery, and rainwater harvesting facilities to conserve resources.

Nature Conservation and Protection

El Nido Resorts embraces its leadership role in nature conservation,
being the largest employer in the municipality and operating in small islands within the Protected Area. We work closely with the community and local government in areas requiring much support, such as in the prevention of illegal fishing, coral and reef fish assessments, environmental education campaigns, and more.

Building Sustainable Communities

Our eco-resorts on Miniloc Island and Lagen Island in El Nido and Apulit Island in Taytay have been “good neighbors” by building mutually beneficial partnerships with key stakeholders; promoting responsible tourism principles in community and provincial tourism planning; enjoying community support and high morale of staff; and providing guests with unforgettable cultural experiences with local staff in a beautiful setting.

Environmental Education

The Be G.R.E.E.N. (Guard, Respect, Educate El Nido) training program, in place since 2007, trains all staff on: ecological waste management; water, energy, and biodiversity conservation; and environmental laws. To encourage the staff to apply what they’ve learned in the seminars, “Pa-Berdehan: The El Nido Resorts Eco Challenge,” a company-wide competition for environmentally friendly initiatives, was established in 2007. Since then, innovative work practices have been developed and implemented, such as patronizing cooking oil retailers with reusable containers (initiated by the Purchasing department), and limiting the running time of air conditioning units without sacrificing guest comfort (initiated by the Engineering department). The Environment Department conducts yearly Nature Interpretation training seminars for the Marine Sports Guides and other staff who wish to attend.

Guests are reminded and encouraged to conserve our natural resources. The company’s Environmental Code of Conduct called “Ten El-NiDos” is provided in each room to remind guests about the environmentally sensitive Protected Area and the appropriate behavior to ensure conservation. Guests are actively discouraged from touching the animals, whether on land or underwater. Collecting shells, corals, starfish, and other animals is not allowed and is specifically stated in our welcome message. Guests are likewise informed of the Conservation Fees that the Resorts collect and remit to the Protected Area Office. El Nido Resorts also strives to be an industry leader by creating opportunities to be studied by numerous tourism practitioners. By participating in various eco-events, we are able to share best practices for others to follow.

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