Sustainability

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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 Vedi tutti »

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 Vedi tutti »

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 Vedi tutti »

During 2015 various environmental projects will be carried out:

  • Staff sustainability training.
  • Sustainability criteria for PURCHASING.
  • NATURE FRIENDLY BILLING stamp.
  • Sustainability criteria for hotel building and refurbishment.
  • Investment in efficient water and energy saving systems.
  • Implementation of sustainability indicator system.
  • Running of endangered species protection programmes.
  • RIU's Refuge Management Plan in Costa Rica.
  • Implementation of CO2 emission estimation in Costa Rica.
  • Renewal of the ISO 14001 Riu Buena Vista and ISO Certification of our Hotels in Tunisia.
  • New TRAVELIFE certification of 6 hotels and renewal of 58 hotels .
  • Winner of the 20 TUI UMWELT CHAMPION award.
  • Renewal of the Sustainable Tourism Certification in Costa Rica.

Achievements in Environmental Management Vedi tutti »

Efforts made during 2014 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
  • Improvements in waste management systems.
  • 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.
  • Design of software of environmental indicators.

Achievements in Certifications Vedi tutti »

  • Renewal of the ISO 14001 certification for the ClubHotel Riu Buena Vista in Tenerife.
  • Obtaining 79 GOLD certifications in the implementation of the Travelife Sustainability System.
  • Obtaining 16 TUI Umwelt Champion (Environmental champion).
  • Implementation of the pilot project of ISO certification in Tunisia (ISO 9001, 14001, 22000).

You can see the full list of Certified Hotels below.

Achievements in Environmental Awareness-raising Vedi tutti »

  • Creating animated presentation
  • New sustainability commitments 
  • Disclosure policies and sustainability commitments in certified hotels.
  • New awareness initiatives.
  • Editing GREEN BOOK environmentally-destination information.

List of hotels with certifications in sustainability Vedi tutti »

HOTEL

DESTINO

CERTIFICACIÓN

Riu ConcordiaBaleares, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu San FranciscoBaleares, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu FestivalBaleares, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu BravoBaleares, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu Playa ParkBaleares, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu TropicanaBaleares, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu RomanticaBaleares, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu La MolaBaleares, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu ChiclanaAndalucía, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu MonicaAndalucía, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu BelplayaAndalucía, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu NautilusAndalucía, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Costa LagoAndalucía, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu Palmeras/PalmitosCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Palace MaspalomasCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Papayas-FlamingoCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu WaikikiCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu Palace MelonerasCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Don MiguelCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu Palace OasisCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Gran CanariaCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu VistamarCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu CalypsoCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Palace JandiaCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Palace Tres IslasCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Oliva BeachCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu Palace TenerifeCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu ArecasCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold
Riu Buena VistaCanarias, EspañaISO 14001, Travelife Gold
Riu GaroeCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Paraiso Lanzarote ResortCanarias, EspañaTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Palace MadeiraMadeira, PortugalTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014



Riu GuaranaAlgarve, PortugalTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu HeliosSunny Beach, BulgariaTravelife Gold
Riu Helios BayObzor, BulgariaTravelife Gold
Riu Tikida BeachAgadir, MarruecosTravelife Gold
Riu Tikida DunasAgadir, MarruecosTravelife Gold
Riu Tikida AgadirAgadir, MarruecosTravelife Gold
Riu Tikida PalmeraieMarrakech, MarruecosTravelife Gold, TUI Champion 2014
Riu Tikida GardenMarrakech, MarruecosTravelife Gold
Riu Imperial MarhabaPort El Kantaoui, TúnezISO 9001 / 22000
Riu FunanaIsla de Sal, Cabo VerdeTravelife Gold
Riu GaropaIsla de Sal, Cabo VerdeTravelife Gold
Riu KaramboaBoa Vista, Cabo VerdeTravelife Gold
Riu TouaregBoa Vista, Cabo VerdeTravelife Gold
Riu NaiboaPunta Cana, República DominicanaTravelife Gold
Riu Palace MacaoPunta Cana, República DominicanaTravelife Gold
Riu BambuPunta Cana, República DominicanaTravelife Gold
Riu Palace Punta CanaPunta Cana, República DominicanaTravelife Gold
Riu Palace BavaroPunta Cana, República DominicanaTravelife Gold
Riu MerenguePuerto Plata, República DominicanaTravelife Gold
Riu BachataPuerto Plata, República DominicanaTravelife Gold
Riu YucatanPlaya del Carmen, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu TequilaPlaya del Carmen, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace MexicoPlaya del Carmen, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu PlayacarPlaya del Carmen, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu LupitaPlaya del Carmen, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace Riviera MayaPlaya del Carmen, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu CancunCancún, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace Las AmericasCancún, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu CaribeCancún, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace PeninsulaCancún, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu JaliscoRiviera Nayarit-Vallarta, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace PacificoRiviera Nayarit-Vallarta, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu VallartaRiviera Nayarit-Vallarta, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Palace Cabo San LucasLos Cabos, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Santa FeLos Cabos, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Emerald BayMazatlán, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu Plaza GuadalajaraGuadalajara, MéxicoTravelife Gold
Riu VaraderoVaradero, CubaTravelife Gold
Riu Playa TurquesaHolguín, CubaTravelife Gold