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 Vedi tutti »

We are aware of our activity’s direct impact on the environment therefore we do our best to minimize this impact through a number of initiatives:

Sustainable Awareness 

We make our staff, guests and suppliers aware of how important small initiatives are to achieve great results.

Water saving 

We believe in a responsible use of water and we work to minimize any wasted water and maximize reuse. 

Waste Management

We reduce the amount of waste created by our activity to a minimum; we manage this waste so that it can be recycled and appropriately treated. 

Energy Saving 

We use energy efficient appliances in order to reduce our energy consumption, both in terms of electricity and fuel. 

Wildlife Protection

We take part in wildlife conservation programmes with actions that protect endangered species or their habitats.

CO2 Emission Reduction 

We aim to continue reducing the pollution generated by our activities. The new energy-saving measures help us to be more efficient in terms of energy use

Projects Vedi tutti »


• Staff training on sustainability 

• Sustainability criteria for PURCHASING 


• Sustainability criteria for building and remodelling hotels 

• Investment in efficient systems to save water and energy 

• Improvements on WASTE management 

• Maintenance of the sustainability indicators system

• Maintenance of the endangered species protection programmes 

• Maintenance of the RIU Refuge Management Plan in Costa Rica

• Carbon offsetting project in Costa Rica 

• The strengthening of our communication strategy with customers 

• Implementation of TRAVELIFE at new destinations 

• Renewal of TRAVELIFE at 28 hotels (Spain, Portugal, Morocco, 

• Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Costa Rica and Panama) 

• Obtainment of 20 TUI UMWELT CHAMPION 

• Renewal of Certification for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica

Achievements in Environmental Management Vedi tutti »

Efforts made during 2016 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. 

• Management Plan of WILDLIFE REFUGE in Guanacaste (Costa Rica)

• Actions for animal welfare. 

• Commitment to Nature Friendly Billing for an electronic billing system. 

• Monitoring of environmental indicators.

Achievements in Certifications Vedi tutti »

• Renewal of the ISO 14001 certification for the ClubHotel Riu Buena Vista in Tenerife. 

• 79 hotels with Travelife Gold certification.

• Obtaining 25 TUI Umwelt Champion (Environmental champion).

Achievements in Environmental Awareness-raising Vedi tutti »

• The signature of the UNWTO's world tourism code

• Re Think Hotel 2016 award, that recognises the best sustainable hotels and the best refurbishment projects in the national hospitality business. 

• Annual training plan on sustainability: 10.031 participants. 

• New digital gadgets implemented in order to be able to share with our guests our achievements. 

• Edition of the GREEN-BOOK with environmental information of the destination. 

• Edition of the new ECPAT training video for staff.