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RIU Hotels & Resorts works on a daily basis to develop its business in a way that is progressively more responsible towards the environment and the community.

For this purpose, the Corporate Social Responsibility team has an ambitious Action Plan which focuses on three main areas: environment, society and human resources.

We invite you to discover the commitments and objectives that RIU has set in each of these fields, as well as its achievements.

RIU Hotels wins 25 "TUI Environmental Champion 2017" awards See all »

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The tour operator TUI has granted the title of "2017 Environmental Champion" (TUI Umwelt Champion) to 25 hotels from the RIU chain located in Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Morocco. These prestigious awards are given annually to hotels for their outstanding commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Since they were first given in 1996, the main goal of the "TUI Umwelt Champion" awards has been to recognize the achievements of those hotels that meet the technical and organizational requirements of sustainable and responsible hotel management, focusing on areas such as energy and water savings. Hotels that receive the title have passed an assessment process involving points awarded by official auditors; this reflects their environmental and social commitment and includes the opinions of guests, collected by means of surveys.

Furthermore, these awards represent fulfilment of RIU's Social Corporate Responsibility strategic plan, which states as one of its priorities the certification of all its hotels with prestigious international sustainability awards.


The 25 RIU hotels that have received this environmental title are:



BALEARIC ISLANDS 

Riu San Francisco (Majorca)

Riu La Mola (Formentera) 


ANDALUSIA

Riu Monica (Nerja) 

Riu Nautilus (Torremolinos) 


GRAN CANARIA 

Riu Palmeras 

Riu Palace Maspalomas 

Riu Palace Meloneras

Riu Palace Oasis 

ClubHotel Riu Papayas

ClubHotel Riu Gran Canaria 

ClubHotel Riu Vistamar


FUERTEVENTURA 

Riu Palace Jandía

Riu Palace Tres Islas 


TENERIFE 

Riu Palace Tenerife

Riu Arecas

Riu Garoe


LANZAROTE 

ClubHotel Riu Paraíso Lanzarote Resort 


PORTUGAL 

Riu Palace Madeira (Madeira) 

ClubHotel Riu Guarana (Algarve) 


MEXICO 

ClubHotel Riu Tequila (Playa del Carmen) 

Riu Palace Mexico (Playa del Carmen)

Riu Playacar (Playe del Carmen) 

Riu Palace Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen)

Riu Caribe (Cancun)


MOROCCO 

Riu Tikida Beach (Agadir)


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About RIU: The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family's third generation. The company specialises in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has 95 hotels in 19 countries which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 26,867 employees. RIU is currently the world's 29th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, the second largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the third largest in number of rooms.

RIU creates a National Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste See all »

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The RIU Hotels & Resorts hotel chain wants to contribute to the fight against climate change and, coinciding with World Environment Day on 5 June, is launching a fund-raising campaign in all its hotels located in 19 countries. The funds will be donated to Plant-for-the-Planet, a foundation created in 2007 at the initiative of a nine-year old boy in Germany who was fed up with "adults not doing anything for the planet" and which today is led by thousands of children who carry out reforestation projects all over the world.

With this project, RIU strengthens its commitment to the environment by conducting a global campaign with an impact in all the countries where it has a presence. RIU hotels on June 5 will start exhibiting informative posters in Spanish, English, German, French and Portuguese inviting guests to make donations to support this cause.

The funds raised will be donated to Plant-for-the-Planet, an organisation that now has over 100,000 children active all over the world. Of these children, 55,000 are Climate Justice Ambassadors. They share their knowledge with the rest of the academies to continue training ambassadors. That's how Plant-for-the-Planet reaches so many children and motivates them to achieve their common goal: to plant one trillion trees all over the world by 2020.

The fund-raising campaign is being held in all the countries where RIU has hotels, but in those where RIU is already supporting a local cause, the funds will be donated to the organisations it already collaborates with. This is the case of the hotels in Cape Verde, where work is being done with sea turtles; Costa Rica, where projects involving coral reef restoration and also sea turtles are under way; Tenerife, where a turtle sanctuary is being created; Formentera, in the Balearic Islands, where there is a project to recover Posidonia; and in Mauritius, where the funds will go to Le Morne Heritage, the organisation that protects the park where the hotels are located.

About Plant for the Planet:

The Plant-for the-Planet Foundation promotes leadership and active participation in a network of boys, girls and youth as Climate Justice Ambassadors by promoting and supporting their involvement as real agents of change and of the future for climate change mitigation and adaptation and sustainable reforestation of the planet.

This movement was created by Felix Finkbeiner in 2007 who, at the tender age of nine, was given an assignment on climate change at school. Felix realised that adults "weren't doing anything and that children had to go into action!".

He persuaded other children at his school to start to fight against the climate crisis, and they started to plant trees and give talks to other children and adults, with Felix even speaking before the UN General Assembly and the European Commission at one point. He started the global movement of Climate Justice Ambassadors.

Climate Justice Ambassadors are young leaders in the climate change movement who we identify through their participation in the Plant-for-the-Planet Academies, which are environmental training activities for boys, girls and youth from 10 to 16 years of age. Once identified, they are given specific training to promote and strengthen a self-organised, coordinated and proactive network of young leaders who, on a local scale and with national and international reach, generate a real and transformative impact with respect to mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in their countries.

Today more than 100,000 children all over the world are active in Plant-for-the-Planet. Of these children, 55,000 are Climate Justice Ambassadors. These are children who share their knowledge with the rest of the academies and also train other ambassadors. That's how Plant-for-the-Planet reaches so many children and motivates them to actively create their future.

Their common goal? To plant one trillion trees all over the world by 2020 and to continue growing the global network of collaborators.

For more information, go to: https://www.plant-for-the-planet.org

For further information please visit: www.riu.com

 

About RIU:The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family's third generation. The company specialises in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has 95 hotels in 19 countries which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 26,867 employees. RIU is currently the world's 29th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, the second largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the third largest in number of rooms.

 

For further information: Press Department // Tel: +34 971 74 30 30 // prensa@riu.com

 

RIU Hotels Signs its Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism See all »

RIU Hotels & Resorts has signed the Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. By signing this important document, the Majorcan hotel chain formally pledges to safeguard a series of ethical principles related to sustainability and responsible development practices in tourism, such as respecting human rights, promoting the fight against the exploitation of people and the environment, gender equality, accessibility, as well as promoting respect for local communities and workers' rights.

The Global Code of Ethics for Tourism documents the main principles of the UNWTO and is a fundamental frame of reference to guide key players in tourism development in order to achieve responsible and sustainable tourism. Adopted in 1999 by the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization and acknowledged by the United Nations in 2001, it contains a series of principles which seek to maximize tourism's socio-economic contributions while minimizing its possible negative impacts and promoting hospitality values and the environmental, social and cultural sustainability of countries which receive tourism.

The signing took place during the workshop "Spanish companies as drivers of responsible tourism" which was held at the FITUR 2016 trade show.  In attendance on behalf of RIU Hotels was the chain's Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Catalina Alemany, who remarked "RIU is making an important commitment which will undoubtedly increase the level of its CSR actions and will determine its future strategy for responsible policies in order to ensure that the goals of the Code are shared by all members of our organization". At the ceremony, Ms. Alemany was accompanied by Luis Eduardo Cortés, Chairman of the Executive Committee of IFEMA; Isabel Garro, General Manager of the Global Compact Network Spain and Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the UNWTO.

By pledging its commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, RIU has once again demonstrated that its priority is to conduct its business in a manner which reflects an increasing awareness of its responsibilities in relation to the environment and the community. Together with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, the Corporate Social Responsibility team has an ambitious Action Plan focused on the environment, social actions and staff wellbeing.  





For further information please visit: www.riu.com

About RIU: The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family's third generation. The company specialises in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has more than 100 hotels in 18 countries which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 27,268 employees. RIU is currently the world's 29th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, the largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the third largest in number of rooms.

For further information: Press Department // Tel: +34 971 74 30 30 // prensa@riu.com