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Meliá Hotels International hails sustainability accolade

Meliá Hotels International has again been ranked as the leading hotel group in Europe by the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).

The CSA is a comprehensive assessment of the sustainability performance of more than 10,000 companies across all industries.

In 2019 and 2020, Meliá ranked first in the global hotel industry for its sustainability performance, and in 2021 the hotel group maintained its leadership in Europe and Spain.

Gabriel Escarrer, vice-chairman and chairman of Meliá Hotels International, said: “With a global presence on four continents, we are committed to working towards a new sustainable and responsible hospitality model, increasing the contribution of the industry to society and helping protect the planet.

“We are very proud that Meliá is the brand that is leading this transformation and that we are seen as a benchmark for sustainability in the world, given that this will be key to the tourism of the future.”

In 2015, the hotel group signed up to environmental commitments defined at the Cop21 in Paris.

Over the last five years, Meliá invested €25 million to implement sustainable projects to improve energy and water management in hotels.

Currently, 61% of the Meliá’s properties use renewable energy sources – and 100% in Spain, France, Italy, Germany and the UK.

Meliá is also involved in waste management with projects to tackle single-use plastics and reduce food waste.

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