Royal Caribbean Cruises Named one of the 2019 Worlds Most Ethical Companies
Royal Caribbean Cruises has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Royal Caribbean has been recognised since 2016 and is the only honouree in the Leisure & Recreation industry category.
In 2019, 128 honourees were recognised spanning 21 countries and 50 industries. The thirteenth class of honourees profoundly illustrate how companies continue to be the driving force for improving communities, building capable and empowered workforces, and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose.
“We recognise that corporate responsibility and accountability is increasingly driving decisions made by our guests, business partners and our employees,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “This honour is a reflection of our 50-year commitment to demonstrating these shared values every day, and I know our employees take great pride in this recognition.”
“Today, employees, investors and stakeholders are putting their greatest trust in companies to take leadership on societal issues. Companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy are proven to not only outperform but last,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at Royal Caribbean for earning this recognition.”
Methodology & Scoring
The World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardised manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.
Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organisations.
The full list of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found HERE