2017 Sustainability Report: Luis Riu highlights the RIU chain’s commitment to the environment

date_range 30 August, 2018 question_answer 2 Comments

RIU Hotels & Resorts has published its Sustainability Report, for the first time in the company’s history. This document sets out the company’s endeavours in 2017 in relation to environmental protection and social action, which constitutes another step on the journey that the hotel chain started in 2012, when its first Corporate Social Responsibility reports were drafted.

National Wildlife refuge managed by RIU in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

“Focus on You”, also in our Sustainability Report

With the report’s motto, “Focus on You”, RIU has sought to symbolise its responsibility towards all the people that make it possible, its customers and collaborators, along with its commitment to the environment in which its 92 hotels are located. It is an accessible, highly visual document with a clear style, in harmony with its informative purpose, and it breaks down the internal policies, actions and good practices that have been implemented over the course of 2017, and the resulting data is given in graph form. The ultimate aim is to offer a clear and concise explanation of all the information relating to sustainability that may be of use to the RIU Hotels stakeholders.

Sponsorship of the RIU TEAM cyclists

Carmen and Luis Riu evaluate these last 10 years dedicated to people and to the environment

In the sustainability report’s opening letter, the CEOs of RIU Hotels, Carmen and Luis Riu, affirm that, “over the last decade, people and the environment are the two ideas that have been at the heart of the RIU Hotels strategy in relation to corporate social responsibility and that have defined the initiatives we have carried out.” These two areas of action, social and environmental, form the structure of this report in which the company’s collaborators themselves voice the various actions and projects that RIU carries out around the world and in the majority of which the collaborators themselves are the key players.

A group of children at risk of exclusion in Mexico stay at a RIU hotel, in conjunction with Manos que Sanan

Luis Riu: “We have a duty to the people and the environment in which we operate”

“At RIU Hotels we strongly believe that we need to be mindful of the duty we have to people and the environment in which we operate”, contends Luis Riu. “It is the inherent responsibility of all of us to fully embrace the idiosyncrasies of our companies. Today, more than ever”, he concludes.

The CEO of RIU Hotels & Resorts believes that this Sustainability Report is “an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the commitment of this company and its 28,894 employees to sustainable development”.

A starting point for new social and environmental actions in the future

Directors and hotel staff, heads of corporate departments and collaborators from the numerous associations in which RIU takes part will guide the reader in this report which marks the starting point of a strategy which, within the next few years, will be committed to:

  • Protecting children and health
  • Reducing poverty
  • Responsible consumption
  • The conservation of biodiversity and the environment.

Collaboration in Mexico with the Los planes de Alonso association for children with cancer

This document has a clear informative purpose, as corresponds to any sustainability report, and its ultimate aim is to make public the actions of RIU Hotels with regard to sustainable development and the company’s capacity to produce economic, social and environmental benefits in the communities where it operates.

Take a look at the full version of the RIU Hotels & Resorts 2017 Sustainability Report.


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