Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today its commitment to the United Nations Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, a set of five codes of conduct created in order to protect lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people from discrimination across business sectors.
“Doing the right thing is one of our most important values, and that includes creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our guests and all our coworkers,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “These UN Standards are a meaningful way for us to support equality and inclusiveness, and we are proud to join this global effort.”
Said Fabrice Houdart, United Nations Human Rights Officer and co-author of the Standards: “We are delighted to see Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd join 238 of the early supporters of the Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business. RCL is recognized as a leader, and this is an area where leadership matters. Their participation also illustrates the increasing commitment of companies in the travel and tourism industry to contribute to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people.”
RCL says that they are aware of the power of diversity and inclusion, reflected in their 75,000 employees hailing from 122 countries.
Royal Caribbean has also been recognized 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.