Carnival Corporation

Costa, C&O, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line
Florida
Media and Entertainment

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Carnival Corporation scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Carnival Corporation (Carnival) increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Carnival forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Carnival's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and its President, CEO and Chief Climate Officer signed Catalyst's Champions for Change pledge. The company opposed Georgia's voting security bill and has joined the UN's LGBTI inclusion initiative. Its subsidiaries, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line, host LGBTQ-specific meet-ups and events and have participated in Pride parades. For these reasons, Carnival Corp. receives a High Risk rating.

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