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Meliá obtains the Criminal Compliance Certification

Meliá obtains the Criminal Compliance Certificate


AENOR has awarded Meliá Hotels International the Corporate Criminal Compliance, according to the UNE 19601certification, making it the first company in the tourism sector to obtain this certification.

Following an extensive audit involving all the corporate areas and some of its hotels, the Meliá Group has become one of the first Ibex 35 companies to obtain the AENOR Criminal Law Compliance Certification. Among other aspects, the Meliá Crime Detection and Prevention Model includes a map of risks and/or criminal offences to which the Group may be exposed due to the nature of its business. It identifies more than 340 checks linked to these crimes, thus demonstrating that the organisation has within its reach the suitable mechanisms and checks in the area of Criminal Compliance.

The Telefónica España's Criminal Compliance Management System, according to the UNE 19601, contributes to generating trust in target groups, such as clients, shareholders and public administrations, helping to consolidate an organisation's reputation. Implementing this certification will enable companies to securely manage the organisation, establishing a culture of integrity, transparency, honesty and strict fulfillment of all the corresponding regulations.

In the photo, from left to right, Boryana Petkova Tashkova, Meliá Risk Control & Compliance Analyst; José Ángel Martínez, Meliá Risk Control & Compliance Officer; Soledad Seisdedos, AENOR Director for the Balearic Islands; Iago Negueruela, Balearic Islands Tourism Councillor; Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, Meliá Vice-president and CEO; and Juan Ignacio Pardo, Meliá Chief Legal & Compliance Officer.