Carnival Corporation named one of the best places to work for LGBTQ employees

Apr 30, 2018

For the second year in a row, the world's largest leisure travel company, Carnival Corporation has received a perfect score of 100 and designation of the best company to work for LGBTQ equality. Carnival announced that it has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the U.S. with a perfect score in its Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which rates U.S. companies on their treatment of LGBTQ consumers, investors, and employees. The Index is an integral part of the HRC’s program to drive cultural shifts for companies to foster greater inclusion of the entire LGBT community.

This is the fifth time Carnival Corporation 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 recognition aligns with Carnival Corporation's 2020 sustainability goals, including a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and providing all shipboard and shoreside employees with a positive work environment and opportunities to build an equally rewarding career to further drive employee engagement.

Source: Carnival Corporation & plc