Sustainability

Medio Ambiente

RIU is aware of the direct impact of its activity on the environment and therefore works to minimize it through projects designed to ensure efficiency and savings in energy and water consumption, protect biodiversity and avoid pollution.

To this end, various projects have been implemented ranging from standardisation in measurement systems to produce reliable and comparable figures for measuring the reality and results of the different actions, to external certification in sustainability for the hotels.

Commitments Voir tous »

The environmental Action Plan is based on the company's following commitments:

  1. Efficiency and Saving: Streamline and make good use of natural resources, to reduce the impact on the environment.
  2. Prevent pollution: Constantly improve, implementing the necessary measures and acting with caution to avoid accidents with an environmental impact.
  3. Objectives and Goals: Constantly update the environmental management system.
  4. Compliance: Constantly adjust compliance with environmental legislation and regulations.
  5. Training and Information: Promote team training and raising awareness amongst customers and employees.

Objectives Voir tous »

The main objectives for this year relating to consumption, nature and animal protection are as follows:

  1. Boost efficiency in the consumption of water, energy and paper.
  2. Prevent pollution.
  3. Improve waste management systems.
  4. Protect and recover flora and fauna in sensitive destinations.
  5. Streamline reporting systems.
  6. Enhance the processes for verification and certification in sustainability.
  7. Promote environmental training and awareness-raising.

Measures Voir tous »

During 2014 various environmental projects will be carried out:

  • Implementation of the environmental management system in hotels with certification in sustainability.
  • New system to control and monitor environmental indicators.
  • Implementation of the Management Plan Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste (Costa Rica).
  • Supporting protection programmes for endangered species.
  • Nature Friendly Billing commitments.
  • Updating corporate sustainability website.
  • Publishing informative material for guests and employees.
  • Training plan for environmental management systems.
  • Second phase of Pilot Project in ISO certification (integrated system 9001, 14001 and 22000) in Tunisia.
  • Implementation of the Travelife Sustainability System in 11 hotels and renewal in 12 hotels.
  • Renewal of the ISO 14001 certification at the ClubHotel Riu Buena Vista.

Achievements in Environmental Management Voir tous »

Efforts made during 2013 had extremely positive results. Below we share a summary of the main achievements of the year:

  • Investments in efficient systems in new built hotels and reforms:
    • Energy saving and efficient lighting
    • Water saving
    • Reduction in the use of chemical products
  • Implementation of the environmental management system in 52 hotels certified.
  • Improvements in waste management systems in Spain, Mexico and Dominican Republic.
  • Supporting protection programmes for endangered species.
  • Adoption of Management Plan of Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste (Costa Rica).
  • Actions against animal abuse.
  • Commitment to Nature Friendly Billing for direct electronic billing, with the issuance of over 800,000 invoices in one year.
  • Design of software of environmental indicators.

Achievements in Certifications Voir tous »

  • Renewal of the ISO 14001 certification for the ClubHotel Riu Buena Vista in Tenerife.
  • Obtaining 59 GOLD certifications in the implementation of the Travelife Sustainability System.
  • Obtaining 5 TUI Umwelt Champion (Environmental champion).
  • Implementation of the pilot project of ISO certification in Tunisia (ISO 9001, 14001, 22000).
  • Diploma of Honour of the Institute for sustainable development Sustainable Tourism (Madrid).

You can see the full list of Certified Hotels below.

Achievements in Environmental Awareness-raising Voir tous »

  • Corporate sustainability website.
  • Disclosure policies and sustainability commitments in certified hotels.
  • Publishing informative material on good environmental practices for department.
  • Publishing GREEN-BOOK with environmentally destination information (in certified hotels).

List of hotels with certifications in sustainability Voir tous »

HOTEL

DESTINO

CERTIFICACIÓN

Riu ConcordiaBalearic Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu San FranciscoBalearic Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu FestivalBalearic Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu BravoBalearic Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Playa ParkBalearic Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu TropicanaBalearic Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu RomanticaBalearic Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu La MolaBalearic Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu ChiclanaAndalucia, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu MonicaAndalucia, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu BelplayaAndalucia, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu NautilusAndalucia, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Costa LagoAndalucia, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Palmeras/PalmitosCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Palace MaspalomasCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Papayas-FlamingoCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu WaikikiCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Palace MelonerasCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Don MiguelCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Palace OasisCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Gran CanariaCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu VistamarCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu CalypsoCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold/TUI Umwelt Champion
Riu Palace JandiaCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Palace Tres IslasCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Oliva BeachCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Palace TenerifeCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu ArecasCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Buena VistaCanary Islands, SpainISO 14001 / Travelife Gold
Riu GaroeCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold/TUI Umwelt Champion
Riu Paraiso Lanzarote ResortCanary Islands, SpainTravelife Gold
Riu Palace MadeiraMadeira, PortugalTravelife Gold
Riu Palace AlgarveAlgarve, PortugalTravelife Gold/TUI Umwelt Champion
Riu GuaranaAlgarve, PortugalTravelife Gold/TUI Umwelt Champion
Riu HeliosSunny Beach, BulgariaTravelife Gold
Riu Helios BayObzor, BulgariaTravelife Gold
Riu Tikida BeachAgadir, MoroccoTravelife Gold
Riu Tikida DunasAgadir, MoroccoTravelife Gold
Riu Tikida AgadirAgadir, MoroccoTravelife Gold
Riu Tikida PalmeraieMarrakech, MoroccoTravelife Gold/TUI Umwelt Champion
Riu Tikida GardenMarrakech, MoroccoTravelife Gold
Riu Imperial MarhabaPort El Kantaoui, TunisiaISO 9001 / 22000
Riu FunanaIsland of Sal, Cape VerdeTravelife Gold
Riu GaropaIsland of Sal, Cape VerdeTravelife Gold
Riu KaramboaBoa Vista, Cape VerdeTravelife Gold
Riu TouaregBoa Vista, Cape VerdeTravelife Gold
Riu NaiboaPunta Cana, Dominican RepublicTravelife Gold
Riu Palace MacaoPunta Cana, Dominican RepublicTravelife Gold
Riu BambuPunta Cana, Dominican RepublicTravelife Gold
Riu Palace Punta CanaPunta Cana, Dominican RepublicTravelife Gold
Riu Palace BavaroPunta Cana, Dominican RepublicTravelife Gold
Riu MerenguePuerto Plata, Dominican RepublicTravelife Gold
Riu BachataPuerto Plata, Dominican RepublicTravelife Gold
Riu YucatanPlaya del Carmen, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu TequilaPlaya del Carmen, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace MexicoPlaya del Carmen, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu PlayacarPlaya del Carmen, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu LupitaPlaya del Carmen, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace Riviera MayaPlaya del Carmen, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu CancunCancun, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace Las AmericasCancun, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu CaribeCancun, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace PeninsulaCancun, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu JaliscoRiviera Nayarit-Vallarta, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace PacificoRiviera Nayarit-Vallarta, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu VallartaRiviera Nayarit-Vallarta, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace Cabo San LucasLos Cabos, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu Santa FeLos Cabos, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu Emerald BayMazatlan, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu Plaza GuadalajaraGuadalajara, MexicoTravelife Gold
Riu VaraderoVaradero, CubaTravelife Gold
Riu Playa TurquesaHolguin, CubaTravelife Gold