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Riu Hotels: Certified zero food waste

14 February, 2024

Riu Hotels & Resorts and AENOR have signed an alliance to certify the chain’s hotels with the new “Zero Food Waste” seal, which illustrates Riu’s commitment to fighting the problem of food waste. The creation of this seal is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the sustainability goals of both companies.

Following a rigorous management and verification process, to date three hotels have received their certification after ensuring that no avoidable food waste occurs on their premises. Hospitality is a sector where a huge amount of food is consumed and involves the entire agri-food value chain.

Note that the fight against food waste is one of the SDGs, specifically the second one: “Zero hunger”. So this alliance is a challenge that aims to contribute to solving a global problem with enormous environmental, social and financial implications, since, among many other advantages, reducing waste has a high direct benefit in terms of cost savings.