April 18, 2024
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Meliá Hotels International receives important recognition for its commitment to sustainability

The Spanish hotel chain obtained the highest rating in the CDP index for involving its suppliers in the fight against climate change

Meliá Hotels International has been recognized as a Supplier Engagement Leader by CDP, an international organization specializing in environmental impact, thanks to its commitment to the fight against climate change and its efforts to involve its suppliers in reducing CO2 emissions from your value chain.

This recognition comes from Meliá Hotels International obtaining the highest rating in the areas related to the supply chain within the CDP Climate Change questionnaire, in which the company participates annually, which is called the Supplier Engagement Rate (SER). . Specifically, obtaining the “A” rating by Meliá is based on its good performance in the areas analyzed for it: governance, objectives, accounting for scope 3 emissions, supplier commitment and score obtained in CDP Climate Change.

Meliá Hotels International is aware that it is not only necessary to work to reduce emissions generated by direct activity, it is also necessary to establish emission reduction targets in the supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. For this reason, the company has taken actions such as the implementation of COUPA, a purchasing tool that provides more information about the product, allowing its carbon footprint and the characteristics of the materials and packaging to be known. With this and with the inclusion of sustainable criteria when contracting services, Meliá raises awareness and also involves its suppliers in the fight against climate change. What’s more,

One of the company’s priorities is to advance in hotel decarbonization, adhering to international commitments to reduce CO2 emissions based on objectives scientifically validated by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), the global alliance that promotes actions against climate change among the business sector. Currently, the Company has reduced its scope 1 and 2 emissions by more than 50%, compared to the base year. Along these lines, Meliá is also advancing in the purchase of green energy from renewable sources for its hotel portfolio, with its use in all destinations where it is possible, and it is already the only one consumed in 100% of its hotels in Spain. , Germany, UK, Italy and France.

In the words of Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations at CDP, “our data shows that there are companies that still have a narrow vision when it comes to evaluating their indirect emissions and committing together with their suppliers to reduce them. However, it is necessary for companies to take measures and manage the environmental impact of their supply chain to ensure compliance with the objective of not increasing 1.5ºC. Therefore, my congratulations to Meliá Hotels International, which as Supplier Engagement Leader, is one of the pioneering companies in the transition towards a sustainable future free of emissions”.

For Gabriel Escarrer, Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, “it is necessary that companies lead the fight against climate change and that we work with our suppliers to achieve an increasingly responsible business. We are proud to be part of the leading companies in the fight against climate change and, without a doubt, we will continue working for hotel decarbonization”.

Meliá Hotels International, thanks to its commitment to sustainability and its integration into the strategy, has become an international benchmark in its sector in recent years, leading it to be recognized as the second most sustainable hotel company in the world and the first in Spain and Europe. . Together with this recognition, granted by S&P Global, the Company has the Silver Class distinction, which guarantees its good position in this field.

Source: Meliá

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