Meliá Hotels International: Leading the Way in Global Sustainability Rankings

Meliá Hotels International recently achieved another remarkable milestone in its sustainability journey, solidifying its position as one of the top-performing hotel companies globally.

According to the latest Sustainability Yearbook by S&P Global, a leading financial ratings and market analysis provider, Meliá has secured the third position, trailing only behind Thailand’s Asset World Corporation and Minor.

Meliá Hotels International: Leading the Way in Global Sustainability Rankings

Notably, this accolade marks Meliá as the first European-origin hotel company to achieve such recognition.

Meliá’s Exceptional Performance in the 2024 Sustainability Yearbook

The 2024 Sustainability Yearbook draws its insights from the 2023 Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation encompassing over 9,400 companies worldwide.

Within the “Hotels, Resorts, and Cruises Lines” sector, comprising 61 assessed companies, merely 7 earned a coveted spot in the yearbook. To earn inclusion, companies must rank within the top 15% of their industry, underscoring Meliá’s exceptional performance in sustainable practices.

Meliá Hotels International: Leading the Way in Global Sustainability Rankings

The assessment evaluates participants based on 26 criteria across environmental, social, governance, and economic dimensions. Meliá distinguished itself with a commendable score of 69 out of 100 points, outperforming prominent hotel chains in the Americas and Europe.

Meliá’s Leadership in Climate Action

Notably, Meliá Hotels International clinched the highest score in the industry for Climate Action, a testament to its effective implementation of environmentally sustainable measures.

These initiatives, integrated into the company’s strategic roadmap, underscore Meliá’s commitment to reducing its ecological footprint.

Meliá Hotels International: Leading the Way in Global Sustainability Rankings

Meliá’s success extends beyond climate action, with noteworthy achievements in Transparency and Reporting, Environmental Management Systems, Human Rights, and Stakeholder Engagement. These accolades underscore Meliá’s multifaceted approach to sustainability, encompassing various aspects of corporate responsibility.

Gabriel Escarrer, President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, expressed pride in the company’s recognition, affirming their dedication to pioneering responsible tourism practices. He emphasised Meliá’s ongoing efforts to innovate and drive positive change, aiming to foster economic prosperity in destinations while enhancing community well-being.


Meliá Hotels International’s ascent to the upper echelons of global sustainability rankings reflects its unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and corporate governance.

As the hospitality industry continues to evolve, Meliá sets a formidable example, championing sustainability as a cornerstone of its operations and shaping a more sustainable future for the sector.

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