Grupo Piñero, a Spanish tourism company with almost 50 years of history, has made significant progress in the main environmental indicators, thus contributing to the fight against climate change. Its latest recorded indexes, corresponding to 2021, reflect an outstanding evolution compared to 2018, a year in which normal tourism activity prevailed.
Specifically, during the past fiscal year the hotel division reduced energy consumption by 28% compared to 2018. Grupo Piñero has articulated various projects aimed at reducing our carbon footprint, including the installation of renewable energies for self-sustained supply, the contracting of energy with Guarantee of Origin, the promotion of sustainable mobility, the modernization of energy equipment, the monitoring of consumption points and the automation of processes and facilities with energy consumption.
Similarly, the company also reported a significant reduction in its carbon footprint, down 43% compared to 2018. Grupo Piñero has the strategic goal of achieving total decarbonization of its activities by 2050. To this end, in the coming years it will reduce carbon emissions by 60%, in line with its commitment to the 2030 Agenda. It also reduced water consumption by 30% compared to 2018.
In the words of Isabel Piñero, Grupo Piñero's Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), “We have been working for years to move toward a model of responsible and sustainable tourism for people and the planet. We have implemented actions to improve people's quality of life, as well as to curb climate change.” To which she added, “in this regard, we will continue to work on an essential pillar of our sustainability strategy such as 'energy and climate' to achieve the objectives we have established in our 2022-2030 Strategic Sustainability Plan.”
Strong Environmental Commitment
Grupo Piñero, which has been immersed in the task of incorporating environmental, social and ethical criteria in its business strategy since 2015, has taken another step forward in the conservation of natural assets by materializing this contribution, which it has been developing for some time through different actions and projects, with the recent creation of an Environmental Department.
As part of the Sustainability Division and headed by Pablo del Toro, the department has taken on its own entity, thereby ratifying its environmental commitment and reinforcing, among other things, the management of risks derived from Climate Change, moving toward a clean and circular business model that allows it to optimally manage resources. It also demonstrates the Group's urgent need to transform its development model to make it more inclusive, fairer and, of course, more respectful of nature.
Likewise, through the “We are Ecocentric” movement, the company calls on society as a whole to take actions that contribute to the conservation of the planet and thus work together in the fight against climate change.