Meliá Lima reinforces its social and environmental commitment
The property has joined Aniquem's corporate program
The Meliá Lima hotel, belonging to the Spanish chain Meliá Hotels International, the leading hotel company in Spain, joined Aniquem, a Peruvian non-profit organization that provides free comprehensive rehabilitation to low-income children survivors of burns, in a program company that combines caring for the environment with fundraising to continue with its invaluable task.
Through “Recycle to Help”, Meliá Lima undertook to recycle cardboard, plastic and paper, which will later become financial contributions for the hospitalization of children living in extreme poverty. The program not only includes the fact of recycling itself, but it implies creating a whole system within to be able to deliver the material in a clean and orderly way, in order to avoid any type of contamination, pests or other negative consequences that could get to bring recyclable waste in poor condition.
“The work has required organization with all the hotel teams and we have created areas for specific uses to be used as cardboard, paper and plastic recycling rooms. Likewise, our Housekeeper team was trained to accommodate the items so that one material is not contaminated with another. It has been a painstaking job that paid off since Aniquem recognizes us as one of the companies in Peru most committed to its objectives ”, says Lati Naimi, director of Meliá Lima.
Aniquem was founded in 1999 in order to create a culture of burn prevention in Peru. A year, they treat 17 thousand children with injuries caused by burns, receiving, on average, one new patient per day.
“For Meliá Lima it is a pride to be able to serve in such a noble cause and, in turn, take care of the environment. We are excited to be able to help as we learn about new ways of caring for the planet, ”adds Naimi.
The hotel is part of the Meliá Hotels International group, a leading company in Spain and one of the largest hotel chains in the world, which has also become an international benchmark for responsible tourism, thanks to its strong commitment to the sustainable development of the destinations in which it operates and its firm position in the fight against climate change and the decarbonisation of the tourism sector. As a result, it has been recognized as one of the most sustainable hotel companies in the world by entities such as the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal or S&P Global.