Meliá Hotels tops S&P Global sustainability rankings

Villa Le Blanc By Gran Meliá, the first carbon neutral luxury hotel In Menorca, Spain.

Spanish accommodation giant Meliá Hotels International has been named number one in the latest S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).

Meliá has taken part since 2018, a year in which it was ranked third in the industry. From 2019 to 2021 the company achieved the top position in the ranking in Spain and Europe, and second place globally.

The ranking is measured across economic, governance, social and environmental criteria.

Meliá Bali was the first hotel in Asia to receive EarthCheck Master Certification.

“In the current complex business environment, sustainability has become one of the most important values for companies, and for Meliá, especially due to the family nature of our business, it is now a key factor in driving our transformation and responding to the demands and expectations of our customers, employees, shareholders and investors, hotel owners and society in general,” said Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice president and CEO of Meliá.

“For all of them, we are proud to have once again achieved this recognition as the most sustainable hotel company in the world.”

The Spanish hotel group has been expanding its presence in Asia over recent years and is now one of the largest international hotel brands in Vietnam.

Meliá properties throughout Asia have embraced core sustainability principles by reducing or entirely eliminating single-use plastics, implementing energy and water conservation measures, rolling out a broad range of CSR programs.