NH Hotel Group climbs global sustainability rankings

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Worldwide: After being evaluated by SAM, the sustainable investment agency, NH Hotel Group has been recognised as the third most sustainable hotel business globally.

SAM annually evaluates companies’ corporate practices in sustainability, focusing mainly on three elements: economic, social and environmental. 

These companies form part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

NH Hotel Group, which ranked in fifth position last year, has moved up two places. The group has been awarded “best-in-class” in the hotel industry in nine of the 23 criteria evaluated, having achieved the highest score possible in the six categories marked with an asterix:

• Customer relationship management*

• Supply chain management

• Fiscal strategy*

• Environmental report*

• Climate strategy*

• Social report*

• Labour practice indicators

• Human capital development*

• Occupational health and safety

The group has also received recognition from the Carbon Disclosure Project Climate Change index, a non-profit organisation that promotes social economies. NH Hotel Group has been awarded a ‘B’ rate in its annual ranking.

Ramón Aragonés, CEO of NH Hotel Group, said: "This recognition is a testament to our leadership in sustainability in the industry and confirms our shared ambition with Minor International, a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which tracks the economic, social and environmental performance of leading sustainability companies around the world. Sustainability is a strategic value for NH Hotel Group, which acts as a core pillar across the company for building our future.”

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