Social Responsibility

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is committed to employing a variety of environmentally-friendly practices to support and promote sustainable tourism efforts and social responsibility.

Rainforest Alliance Certified

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa has achieved significant and measurable sustainability milestones and has received the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ mark. The requirements for certification are aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. This certification assures the commitment of Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa to reduce the impact of its activities on the planet and local communities.

KKR Eco-Innovation Award Winner

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is aiming to build a Secret Garden, which increases the native and medicinal plants and will use on-site generated compost. The garden will be used as an event space and provide an area for guests to connect with nature and enjoy the area’s renowned birdwatching trails. The KKR Eco-Innovation Award recognizes current projects by KKR's portfolio companies that provide innovative, environmentally beneficial solutions while creating business value.

Exemplary Practices for Sustainable Tourism

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa was recently recognized by the Rainforest Alliance in its Exemplary Practices for Sustainable Tourism publication for its united efforts with the community.

EarthCheck Certified Gold Certificate

The destination of Huatulco has received the EarthCheck Certified Gold Certificate for its sustainable environmental practices. The EarthCheck Program is widely regarded as the world's most scientifically rigorous, focused on minimizing harmful emissions while supporting host communities.

Environmental Protection Efforts

Secrets Huatulco strives to protect and preserve the local landscape through clean-ups and reforestation efforts at local beaches and in the Huatulco National Park. In addition, the resort is actively involved in local paper recycling programs and leads the Reciclón project for the Bahia de Huatulco region. Reciclón allows for the collection and proper management of electronic waste for the entire community.

Community Outreach Efforts

In an effort to keep the local culture alive, Secrets Huatulco provides its guests the opportunity to learn about the region through the “Our Roots” program. The resort also works with local suppliers, schools and businesses on a variety of community programs to support local economic development.

Energy Saving Efforts

Secrets Huatulco attempts to limit the amount of energy used by the resort in order to achieve more sustainable environment. The resort uses clean energy from local wind farms and has implemented special programs to reduce electricity and energy usage and water consumption.