Cruise lines earn prestigious recognition from the Ethisphere Institute
Seattle, Wash., March 2015 — For the fourth consecutive year, Holland America Line, together with sister line Seabourn, was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The company secured its spot on the 2015 list by implementing and promoting the highest ethical business standards and practices both internally and in the community.
Named in the Lodging, Leisure & Recreation category, Holland America Line and Seabourn are among 132 total honorees representing more than 50 industry sectors from around the world. Kelly Clark, chief ethics officer and senior vice president, safety, environmental and regulatory services, accepted the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies award at the Ethisphere Institute’s annual Gala Dinner March 9 in New York City.
“Holland America Line and Seabourn both work diligently to fulfill our own ethics goals, and we are proud to be listed once again among the World’s Most Ethical Companies,” said Clark. “We are honored that Ethisphere Institute recognized our efforts for the fourth consecutive year, and we will continue to raise the bar and ensure that ethical practices remain at the core of our business.”
“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance. These companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry leadership and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just an outward-facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the right thing,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at Holland America Line and Seabourn for this extraordinary achievement.”
In selecting the World’s Most Ethical Company honorees, Ethisphere organized its criteria for 2015 into five core categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent).
This is the ninth year Ethisphere has published the World’s Most Ethical Companies list. Ethisphere reviewed hundreds of companies utilizing the proprietary methodology through in-depth research and multistep analysis, naming the companies that surpassed their industry peers to this year’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. The 2015 list features companies in more than 50 industry sectors, including 31 headquartered outside of the United States.
Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees.
For information about Holland America Line, visit www.hollandamerica.com, contact a travel professional, or call 877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425). For more information on Seabourn’s cruise vacations, contact a travel professional, call Seabourn at 800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new 2,650-guest ship, ms Koningsdam, on order for delivery in spring 2016 from Fincantieri shipyard, as well as a second Pinnacle Class ship due for delivery in November 2018.
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner’s Dream Beds.
World’s Leading Cruise Lines
Holland America Line is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK and P&O Cruises Australia. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World’s Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.
About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine and The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.
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