In April 2008, Sol Meliá was included in the FTSE4Good IBEX sustainability index after being selected as one of the most responsible publicly traded companies in Spain. The Company became the only hotel company to form part of the index.
The FTSE4Good IBEX index, created by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles and the FTSE Group, is the first index related to sustainability created in Spain and measures the sustainability activities of 32 publicly traded Spanish companies that comply with the international standards on corporate social responsibility and also facilitates investment in those companies.
Inclusion in the index also provided further support for the wide range of initiatives that the Company has implemented in the area of sustainability, an area which has become one of the fundamental basis of Company strategy.
Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the world's largest resort hotel company and the largest hotel chain in Spain in both resort and city hotels. Sol Meliá is third in the European ranking and the twelfth largest hotel chain in the world. As well as being the resort chain in the world it is also the largest hotel company in Iberoamerica and the Caribbean. The company currently operates more than 300 hotels in 30 countries on 4 continents. Sol Meliá includes Melia, Tryp Hotels, Sol Hotels, Gran Melia, Innside, Paradisus Resorts and Me by Melia.