ENVIRONMENTAL COUNSELORS, INC. (ECI) is an organization of professionals engaged primarily in environmental research as well as the promotion and development of environmentally sound technologies consistent with the principles of sustainable development. It combines the technical, with the legal aspects of environmental studies.

Founded in early 1997, it is a consulting firm established by experts from various fields of environmental studies and management. Some of its members were previously from government, principally the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines. Others were drawn from academic institutions such as the University of the Philippines. Some members came from other environmental consulting or service firms or worked with Social Development Organizations, as well as Non-Government or Non-profit Groups prior to joining ECI. ECI has been accredited by the Land Bank of the Philippines and the World Bank to provide environmental services for its finance projects.

Through the years, it has mastered expertise in handling various types of technical and compliance projects for clients in various fields such as real property development, construction, training needs, telecommunications, food manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, patenting, legal assistance in pollution cases and disputes, environmental law and regulation assessment and compliance, social assessment and development, institutional strengthening and governance, environmental management, engineering and planning, solid waste and hazardous and toxic handling air and quality assessment materials among others. It has served both the government and private sectors.



ECI is currently supported by the following divisions:

ECI Services

Established in 1997, ECI Services provides customized services for permits and advisory services for environmental compliance, handling due diligence and patents practice. The forte of this division includes Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), technical studies, report for compliance with environmental law and adjudicating pollution violations and cases.

Mission Statement

Service provided:

  1. Environmental Compliance Studies (for ECCs, Environmental Clearances and Permits:
    • Conduct of Initial Environmental Examinations (IEEs) for Industries, Commercial Establishments and other concerns located in environmentally critical areas
    • Conduct of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for Heavy Industries, Resource Extractive Industries, Infrastructure Projects, Mining, Land Development Projects, and other Projects
    • Environmental Compliance and related due diligence Audits for Industries and other enterprises (for ISO 14000 and pre-aqcuisition due diligence)
    • Hazardous and Toxic Substance Review and Analysis for consumer goods and products
    • Environmental Risk Assessment and Environmental management Planning
  2. Environmental Planning & Management Services
    • Land-use planning and resources management
    • Social Acceptability Designs of Development Projects
    • Solid Waste Management Planning , Air and Water Quality Analysis
  3. Environmental Legal Services
    • Environmental law compliance, pollution adjudication and general legal and permitting assistance;
    • Patenting and copyright of environmental products and technologies
    • Environmental legal Assistance for environmental firms and companies’ Environmental legal research and opinions for research projects


ECI Systems

ECI Systems, the management consulting division established in 2002 designs programs and coaches companies in developing appropriate management system related to environment and Quality management. The forte of this division is Environment Management System for ISO 14001 certification. Other works include Environmental Engineering, Process Design Optimization, Technical Evaluations and Review of Design, social acceptability and assessment and stakeholder management.

Mission Statement

Service Provided

  1. Environmental Engineering, including waste minimization studies and design of waste treatment and pollution control facilities
  2. Process Design Optimization of Pollution Control Facilities and industrial processes, Feasibility Studies in rehabilitations or Modification of Existing Pollution Control facilities
  3. Technical Evaluations and Reviews of Design documents for Pollution Control Facilities
  4. Social Acceptability and Assessment
  5. Stakeholder Management Systems- these include assessment, development and integration into current quality management standards


Environmental Training Institute (ETI)

This ECI division established in 2004 provides customized and public training courses on environment and natural resources management. To date, hundreds of training programs has been conducted both at its training center in Manila and other parts of the country. The trainings offered include Introduction and Orientation Seminars, Environmental Law and Regulations seminar, DENR-EMB approved Modular Training Course for Pollution Control officers, Technical Seminars and Training Programs.

Mission Statement

To provide information and knowledge on environmental laws, health and safety management as well as environmental compliance towards sustainable development.

Seminar and Trainings Offered

  1. Introduction and orientation seminars
    • The Philippine Environment Impact Statement System
    • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) System
    • Environmental Management System (EMS)
    • Environmental Compliance Auditing Procedure
  2. Environmental Law and Regulations Seminar, including regulations in compliance with international covenants, agreements and statutes (separate seminar designs available for lawyers, laypersons and technical personnel)
  3. DENR-EMB-Approved Modular Training Course for Pollution Control Officers (PCOs): A comprehensive seminar series on environmental laws and DENR enforcement procedures and methods.
  4. Technical Seminars and Training Programs
    • Environment Conflict Management (ECM) Course
    • Basic Environmental Awareness Course for Teachers (BE-ACT)
    • Environmental Compliance Document Preparation Course (DOCPREP)
    • Stakeholder Management Program (SMP)


Southern Environmental Management and Corporate Services (SEMCOR)

Established in 2007, SEMCOR is the environmental management partner in Visayas and Mindanao integrating all services and program offerings, based in Cagayan de Oro City with coordinators in Davao and Cebu.

Mission Statement

Services provided:

  1. Air and Water sampling
  2. Industrial emissions stack sampling
  3. Environmental Management planning
  4. Environmental Impact Assessment, permits and clearances
  5. Pollution Assessment and Correction
  6. Environmental Site Assessment and Planning
  7. Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal
  8. Training Services
  9. International Standards (ISO) Consulting and Coaching
  10. Management Systems and Business Process Efficiency
  11. Cleaner Production Assessment and Planning
  12. Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance


ECI Resources

This newly establish division in 2008, provides an array of services to support the technical and financial viability of resource-based business in forestry, minerals and marine resources.

Services Offered:

  1. Project feasibility studies
  2. Due diligence
  3. Natural resource assessment
  4. Permit application


Some of our clients

  1. Shell Companies in the Philippines
  2. Manila Water Company
  3. La Farge Cement
  4. Kingdom of Bhutan
  5. Ford Group Philippines
  6. Asian Terminals, Inc.
  7. Manila Jockey Club
  8. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
  9. Salcon Power Corporation
  10. Sta. Clara Power Corporation
  11. Philippine MAKRO
  12. Lafayette Mining
  13. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
  14. Philippine Recyclers, Inc.
  15. McDonalds Philippines
  16. Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
  17. Petron Corporation
  18. PHINMA Group
  19. Texwipe Philippines, Inc.
  20. Rustan's Centralized Bake Shop, Pasig
  21. K2 Fine Metal Corp.
  22. CEZ, Cavite
  23. Sankyo Seiki Philippines Manufacturing Facility
  24. Dream Broadcasting System Digital Broadcast Facility
  25. CSEZ Pampanga
  26. Green Circle Properties
  27. Antipolo Properties
  28. Masbate Fish Port
  29. First Balfour, Inc.
  30. AB Foods, Inc.
  31. Singapore Airlines Engineering
  32. DCCD Engineering Corporation
  33. Cebu Pacific Air
  34. Corinthian Properties
  35. Print Town Industrial Estate
  36. Ayala Property Management Corporation
  37. Pancake House Group
  38. Globe Telecoms, Inc
  39. Digitel/Alcatel Philippines


Contact Us

Environmental Counselors, Inc.

Address: Unit E, 9th Floor, Strata 100 Bldg, Emerald Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Phone: +63 2 637 6626 to 27

E-mail: info@eci.com.ph

ECI Visayas Mindanao

Address: 3 A Telstar St, GSIS Heights, Matina, Davao City

Phone: 082 275 8624

Mobile: 0920 905 9709

Find us on Google Maps (Pasig)


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