Carnival Corporation continues to raise the bar when it comes to the treatment of LGBTQ consumers, investors and employees.
The world’s largest leisure travel company announced Monday it has earned a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the second consecutive year.
The HRC is the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the U.S. and this marks the fifth time that Carnival has been recognized in the CEI report. Scores are based on detailed criteria in four key categories: non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; internal education and accountability metrics to promote LGBTQ inclusion competency; and public commitment to LGBTQ equality.
Some of Carnival’s notable recent efforts to accommodate and support the LGBTQ community include hosting the 2017 Annual Seattle Men’s and Women’s Chorus Gala Dinner on Holland America Line; participating in the Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce coalition to end LGBTQ discrimination and serving as a supporting member of the National LGBTQ Task Force and the San Diego LGBT Community Center through Holland America Line
“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.
In addition to the HRC, Carnival has partnered with the Executive Leadership Council, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, Catalyst, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics and CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.
Earlier this month, Carnival spoke out regarding the ongoing same-sex marriage controversy in Bermuda.