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Meliá Hotels International Hailed as Europe’s Most Sustainable Hotel Company by S&P Global

Gran Meliá Iguazu, Argentina / Photo: Courtesy Meliá Hotels International

Meliá Hotels International, a leading Spanish hospitality group, has been recognized for its outstanding commitment to sustainability. S&P Global’s 2024 Sustainability Yearbook ranks the company as Europe’s most sustainable hotel chain and among the top three globally.

This prestigious recognition underscores Meliá’s ongoing commitment to responsible business practices and its impactful “Travel for Good” initiative.

A Global Leader in Sustainability

S&P Global’s ranking is based on the 2023 Corporate Sustainability Assessment, a rigorous evaluation of sustainability practices for over 9,400 companies worldwide. Sixty-one companies were assessed within the “Hotels, Resorts, and Cruises Lines” industry, with just seven demonstrating exceptional performance, earning their place in the Yearbook.

Meliá’s impressive score of 69 out of 100 points surpasses leading hotel chains in both America and Europe. Furthermore, they achieved the industry’s highest score in the “Climate Action” category, a testament to their dedication to environmental responsibility.

Beyond the Numbers: A Holistic Approach

Meliá’s success extends beyond individual metrics. Beyond simply offering comfortable accommodations, Meliá recognizes hospitality as a powerful force for good. “Travel for GOOD” encompasses four key pillars:

Good for the Planet

• Combating climate change: Committed to the Paris Agreement, Meliá actively reduces its carbon footprint through initiatives like sustainable construction, energy efficiency, and responsible water management.
• Preserving biodiversity: “Welcome to Life” protects endangered species in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, further demonstrating Meliá’s dedication to environmental stewardship.

Good for Our People

• Investing in talent: Meliá prioritizes its employees’ well-being and professional development, fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Good for the Community

• Building positive relationships: Meliá fosters local partnerships, empowering communities through job creation, philanthropy, and human rights advocacy.

Governance for Good

• Transparency and accountability are key for Meliá. They maintain a solid and transparent governance model, ensuring ethical practices throughout their operations and responding proactively to evolving regulations and stakeholder expectations.

Traveling with Purpose

By choosing Meliá Hotels, you’re not just choosing a luxurious stay; you’re choosing to be part of their commitment to responsible tourism. You can be confident that your travels will contribute to a positive impact on the environment, the local community, and the people who make your vacation unforgettable.

“We are very proud to be recognized as a leader in sustainability,” says Gabriel Escarrer, President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International. “We remain committed to innovation and leading the way towards more responsible tourism, generating wealth in destinations and improving our positive impact on communities.”

Embrace the world with “Travel for Good” and embark on a journey that goes beyond the ordinary with Meliá Hotels International.