CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE TOP SPANISH HOTEL COMPANIESDownload This Article
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in tourism is particularly interesting given the fact that society is part of the service and companies should assume a responsibility with the places they are located in. Several studies analyse the reporting of CSR activities, however, there is modest research relating CSR practices in the hospitality industry. The purpose of this paper is to provide two case studies in the Spanish hospitality industry, Sol Meliá and NH, which are the only top hotel companies that offer information about their CSR practices in their web sites and Annual Reports. Although the tourism industry still has a long way to do in the reporting of CSR activities to become equal to other industries, in the two cases analysed a clear commitment to CSR matters it is observed within its various spheres of action.
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Hospitality Industry, Hotel Companies, Spain
How to cite this paper: Suárez-Serrano, E. (2009). Corporate social responsibility in the top Spanish hotel companies. Corporate Ownership & Control, 6(4), 40-46. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv6i4p4