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Ten Knots Group

Ten Knots Group is the resorts subsidiary of Ayala Land Inc. in Palawan, Philippines. Starting as a 15-room dive camp in 1979 to its present inventory of 4 island resorts (El Nido Resorts ), mainland hotels (Lio Estate Resorts), and a 325-ha tourism estate (Lio Beach) it is committed to promoting sustainability and inclusive growth in all of its developments.
 
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative Signatory
The company explores innovative ways to conserve the natural environment and improve the well-being of local communities, all while creating distinct leisure experiences for its guests and creating templates for sustainable island destinations.
 
Besides reducing the consumption of plastics in their operations, Ten Knots Group conduct regular coastal clean-ups, and operates its own Materials Recovery Facility.

Commitments:

In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Ten Knots Group commits to:

  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic items from their rooms by 2023. 
  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging from their logistics by 2025. 
  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary cling films from their kitchens by 2024. 
  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace single-portion or single-serving packaging in their rooms by 2023. 
  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace plastic packaging in their logistics by 2024. 
  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace plastic packaging in their kicthens by 2025. 
  • Engaging the value chain to provide data on recyclability and compostability of plastic packaging to facilitate the move towards 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025, by engaging suppliers to provide data on recyclability and compostability, of plastic packaging, by engaging regulators to promote availability of data on recyclability and compostability, of plastic packaging, by engaging business associations to promote availability of data on recyclability and compostability, of plastic packaging , by establishing procurement criteria on reusability, recyclability, and compostability and a 2025 target on % of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable. 
  • Mobilizing an internal GTPI task force composed of various personnel from different departments to implement the commitments.
  • Taking action to increase the amount of recycled content across all plastic packaging and items used by 2025  by engaging suppliers to provide data on % of recycled content in plastic packaging and items , by engaging regulators to provide data on % of recycled content in plastic packaging and items, by engaging business associations to provide data on % of recycled content in plastic packaging and items, establishing procurement criteria on % of recycled content in packaging and items and a target of % of recycled content in packaging and items by 2025. 
  • Prioritizing the procurement of all paper supplies across operations that are proven to be with a 100% recycled content.
  • Collaborating with others and investing in the collection and segregation of recyclable and organic materials in their facilities to help increase recycling and composting rates in practice, by providing proper training and means for staff to sort solid waste (especially plastic waste), according to local regulations, sustainability standards, and/or technical guidance from waste management service provider, engaging waste service providers to receive information on recycling rates, and factors contributing/affecting them, engaging other business and key stakeholders to discuss and take action to improve the performance of waste service providers, investing resources ($, time, personnel) to promote innovation that results in increased recycling rates, either through actions at own operation or elsewhere in the process.