Carnival earns perfect score in Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
World's largest leisure travel company recognized by largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the U.S. for commitment to inclusive and diverse workforce
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced that it has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with a perfect score for the second consecutive year in its Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which rates U.S. companies on their treatment of LGBTQ consumers, investors and employees.
This is the second consecutive year that Carnival Corporation was named as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality by HRC, the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the U.S. Additionally, it is the fifth time the company has been recognized in the CEI report, which is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.
"Being recognized by the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the U.S. underscores our ongoing commitment to equality, inclusion and diversity," said Jerry Montgomery, chief human resources officer for Carnival Corporation, whose 10 industry-leading brands include some of the world's most popular and admired cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn. "This perfect score reflects our efforts to promote a positive work environment for our more than 120,000 employees from over 100 countries that work with great passion to provide extraordinary vacation experiences for our guests. Carnival Corporation actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion – a commitment that not only is a core value, but also promotes a productive environment for innovation and leadership that helps provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace. We are thrilled to continue to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign."
This honor aligns with Carnival Corporation's 2020 sustainability goals, including a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and providing all employees with a positive work environment and opportunities to build a rewarding career to further drive employee engagement.