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04/04/2022 - Grupo Piñero | Awards and honours | Sustainability

Grupo Piñero, winner of the ‘Forbes-Credit Suisse Sustainability Awards’ representing the Spanish tourism sector

  • Encarna Piñero, Grupo Piñero CEO: "We are proud to receive this recognition from Forbes and Credit Suisse for the work we are doing at the company to incorporate sustainability into our business management” 

  • This award recognizes Grupo Piñero's track record and efforts in implementing sustainability commitments in its business model in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. 

  • The company's CEO, accompanied by her mother, Isabel García Lorca, president and co-founder of Grupo Piñero, emphasizes that “from the tourism sector we have taken on the responsibility of inspiring other companies and other areas of economic activity in our country to persuade them that only by working together can we build a better society, a better planet and a better world” 

Palma, April 4, 2022.- Encarna Piñero, CEO of Grupo Piñero, received the award given by Forbes and Credit Suisse in the category dedicated to the Spanish tourism sector in recognition of “the tremendous contribution to sustainable development and the example that Grupo Piñero represents for the entire private sector in our country.” 

In her speech, Encarna Piñero stressed that “sustainability is embedded in the core of Grupo Piñero and is part of our DNA by sheer conviction.” The CEO was accompanied by her mother, Isabel García Lorca, president and co-founder of Grupo Piñero, a Spanish and international tourism company with more than 40 years of history and nearly 15,000 employees. 

“We are proud to receive this recognition from Forbes and Credit Suisse for the work we are carrying out at Grupo Piñero in the area of sustainability. At Grupo Piñero we promote responsible leadership that allows us to advance a responsible and sustainable tourism model that can meet the current challenges we face and contribute to leaving a legacy for future generations," said Encarna Piñero after receiving the award. 

In her speech, the CEO of Grupo Piñero also pointed out “the great contribution of the Spanish tourism sector to sustainable development” and highlighted “the great work being done by other companies such as Meliá, a finalist together with Grupo Piñero in the same category of the 'Forbes Credit Suisse Sustainability Awards'.” In this regard, Encarna Piñero explained that “from the tourism sector we have taken on the responsibility of inspiring other companies and other areas of economic activity in our country to persuade them that only by working together can we build a better society, a better planet and a better world.” 

“Our sustainability strategy is aligned with that of the company, so that we incorporate ESG criteria, i.e. environmental, social and good governance criteria in all our decisions and projects in order to become a benchmark in sustainable development,” said the Group's leader with respect to the value and weight of sustainability in its business strategy at the global level. 

Grupo Piñero received this recognition for the sustainable policies incorporated in its strategic plan, with the aim of promoting a responsible tourism model, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations. 

The Forbes Credit Suisse Sustainability Awards have recognized, in this first edition, the trajectory and efforts of SMEs and large Spanish family-owned companies that have successfully transformed and become involved in sustainability policies in recent years. The award ceremony was held on March 31 at the Mandarin Oriental Ritz Hotel in Madrid and was attended by Andrés Rodríguez, president of Spainmedia and publisher and director of Forbes Spain, as well as Pablo Carrasco, general manager of Credit Suisse for Iberia. 

Sustainability at the core of Grupo Piñero's strategy 

This year Grupo Piñero presented its new Strategic Plan for 2022-2025, in which it has consolidated Sustainability as the central axis of its strategy. Based on this, the Group's sustainability strategy is aligned with that of the company and is structured around three lines of action: Governance, with the aim of consolidating an ethical and transparent management model that ensures the best corporate governance practices, promoting dialog with all our Stakeholders; People, to improve the quality of life of people, paying special attention to health, well-being and professional growth within the Group; and Planet, with the purpose of adapting our management to climate risks by creating a clean and circular business model that optimally manages resources.  

In line with this, one of the most salient features is the 'We Are Ecocentric' movement, which expands the company's commitment, in addition to calling on all individuals to care for the planet. Through this movement, Grupo Piñero invites society at large to show its "ecocentric" side and undertake actions that contribute to the preservation of the environment. 

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