Source: Melia
  • The prestigious MERCO Responsibility ESG ranking names the company among the most responsible companies in Spain
  • With 25 sources of information and more than 49,000 surveys, the ranking offers a holistic measurement of business sustainability

Meliá Hotels International is considered one of the leading companies in terms of sustainability in the MERCO ESG Responsibility ranking, in which it is both one of the top 100 most responsible Spanish companies and leader in the ranking for companies in Hospitality and Tourism.

The ranking is prepared by MERCO, a market leader in the assessment of corporate reputation, and is based on an assessment by participants including experts in ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance). More than 49,000 surveys and other sources of information are used to gather the opinions of stakeholders and then different variables such as ethics and good governance, and responsible behaviour towards employees, customers, society and the environment are compared. Meliá leads the industry both in the general ranking and in the Environment and Ethics and Corporate Governance dimensions.

Thanks to its firm commitment to sustainability, this exhaustive assessment has once again positioned Meliá Hotels International as one of the most responsible companies in Spain and a firm leader in the travel industry. This recognition is in addition to others that the hotel company achieved in 2022, such as being named the most sustainable hotel company in the world in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment prepared by S&P Global.

After learning about the results, the Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá, Gabriel Escarrer, declared that he felt proud to once again be amongst what MERCO names as the "leading organisations", developing and transforming the company by focusing on the environment, a responsible approach to people (employees, customers, society) and ethics in corporate governance. ​

About Melia Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, The Meliá Collection, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Falcon's Resorts by Meliá, plus a wide portfolio of affiliated hotels under the "Affiliated by Meliá" network. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe, according to the last S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (Silver Class). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal's list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of "Europe's Climate Leaders 2021" by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market. For more information, visit