About 30 business owners in Palawan attended a series of lecture on complying environmental regulations and increasing productivity through greener options, Friday, at Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Conference Room.

The activity called “Productivity through Greening” is a program by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with PCSD Staff that helps educate micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) improve their business profitability by switching to eco-friendly technologies and practices.

PCSD Staff gave an orientation on the provisions of special environmental laws directly affecting business establishments.

Business mentor and Palawan Tourism Council president Debbie Tan shared how Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort maintain its integrity as one of the leading environmentally friendly resorts in Palawan.

She encouraged participants to begin with small changes and aim for green business certifications such as the Zero Carbon Resorts Awards given by PCSDS. 

“Palawan is really a tourist province and since the business of tourism is one of the top economic activities and employment generating industry… we have to propagate sustainable tourism and that involves environmental protection,” Tan said.

In return, the participants gave suggestions on how PCSD and DTI can further promote sustainability and uphold environmental laws in the business sector of Palawan.

Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Staff, Department of Trade and Industry, and businesspersons from micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Palawan pose for a group photo after a successful seminar on productivity through greening, last July 5 at PCSD Conference Room.