Meliá Hotels named ‘most sustainable hotel company in the world’
In 2018, the group third highest score in the industry
Meliá Hotels International has been named the most sustainable hotel company in the world according to the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), the group announced.
The SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, is an annual evaluation of the sustainability performance of more than 4,700 companies in all industries based on general economic, social and environmental criteria and specific criteria for each industry.
This year, the Spanish hotel company has set a new record in achieving its highest ever score to date - 83 points (10 more than the previous year).
Speaking about this, Gabriel Escarrer, vice president and CEO of Meliá said: “This news is the greatest possible acknowledgement for our management model, in which making sustainability an intrinsic part of the business is one of our most important goals given the need for companies to generate a positive impact on society and the planet."
The evaluation confirms Meliá Hotels International's leadership in economic and social dimensions, having achieved the maximum score of 100 points for criteria such as Climate Strategy, Social Reporting, CRM, Tax Strategy or Materiality.
In addition, it also achieved the top score in the industry for criteria as diverse as human rights, human capital development, supply chain management, codes of business conduct, risk & crisis management and occupational health and safety.