Palma de Mallorca, 12 June 2024

RIU teams up with Achilles to make its supply chain more sustainable

  • The hotel chain and Achilles have signed an agreement to gradually include all of RIU’s suppliers in its renowned ESG (environmental, social and governance) assessment system
  • This commitment represents a milestone in the Mallorcan chain's relationship with its suppliers and is a key step in the company’s Proudly Committed sustainability strategy

RIU Hotels & Resorts is the first major Spanish international hotel chain to sign a global agreement with Achilles, a world-renowned expert in supply chain risk management that is specialised in ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria. This agreement represents a significant milestone in RIU's business relationship with its suppliers and reflects its commitment to the Proudly Committed sustainability strategy, as RIU’s entire supply chain must be involved for the company to make significant progress in terms of sustainability and goods and service suppliers play a key role in this regard.

Achilles provides highly in-depth assessments including on-site audits to provide the level of transparency and confidence in the supply chain that is required by today's more ethical organisations, which are increasingly conscious of communities and ecosystems. After analysing the relevant documentation, Achilles scores each supplier to assess its level of compliance and commitment to ESG sustainability-related aspects. They also join an extensive and prestigious international community of qualified suppliers that meet ESG criteria.

As part of its ongoing efforts to place sustainability at the heart of the company’s decisions and maximise the positive impact of its operations on both the local society and ecosystem in its hotel destinations, RIU has adopted the Achilles supplier rating system to ensure a consistent level of excellence throughout the supply chain.

This system will allow RIU to guarantee that all its collaborators meet the highest quality standards in terms of social, ethical and environmental responsibility. The implementation of the Achilles rating system is in line with the Proudly Committed Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and represents a step forward in RIU's pledge to work exclusively with suppliers that have been proven to follow responsible practices.

About RIU Hotels & Resorts

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 78% 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 97 hotels in 21 countries. In 2023, the chain welcomed 6,4 million guests and provided jobs for a total of 35,808  employees. RIU is currently the world's 36thranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, and the fourth largest in Spain in number of rooms.