Meliá Hotels International has once again reached a significant milestone in the field of sustainability, being recognized as one of the hotel companies with the best global performance according to the latest Sustainability Yearbook prepared by S&P Global. The leading agency in financial ratings and market analysis places Meliá in third place internationally - behind the Thai companies Asset World Corporation and Minor - being the first company of European origin in the ranking.
In this Yearbook (S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024), companies are selected based on their performance in the sustainability assessment (CSA Score) carried out by S&P Global in 2023. This year, 61 companies from around the world belonging to the Hotels, Resorts and Cruises sector, of which only 7 have been included in the yearbook. To be included, the companies analyzed must obtain a score that places them within the top 15% of their sector in said evaluation. That is, only those companies that demonstrate exceptional performance, compared to others in the same sector, have the opportunity to be part of this recognized group of leaders in sustainable practices.
The evaluation analyzes a total of 26 variables that cover the three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social and governance and economic. Meliá has obtained a total score of 69 points out of 100, ahead of the main traditional hotel chains in America and Europe.
In addition, Meliá has achieved the best score in the sector in Climate Action. This achievement is the result of the effective implementation of measures that prioritize environmental sustainability in the management model, within the company's strategic roadmap. It has also highlighted its performance in aspects such as Transparency and Reporting, Environmental Management System, Human Rights or Commitment to its stakeholders, among others.
"We are very proud to be once again recognized as one of the leading hotel companies in sustainability worldwide and we will continue working to innovate and lead the way towards more responsible tourism, which contributes to generating wealth in destinations and improves its positive impact on communities. communities” declared Gabriel Escarrer, President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International.