Cruise NewsRoyal Caribbean Named 2016 World's Most Ethical Company

Royal Caribbean Named 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company

Royal Caribbean was named one of the most ethical companies in 2016 by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Ethisphere and the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation which recognizes those companies who align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.

This marks the first time RCL has been recognized and is one of only two companies in the Lodging, Leisure and Recreation category underscoring their commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices.

Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, said “Tomorrow or 10 years from now, there is no substitute for doing the right thing. Customers expect it, shareholders demand it, and we try to live it every day.”

Methodology & Scoring

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The World’s Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework developed over years of research and vetted and refined by the expert advice from Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel. The EQ offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way.

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%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%) and provided to all companies who participate in the process.

The full list of the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at

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Royal Caribbean is one of the largest cruise companies in the world (44 cruise ships with 11 more on order) operating the following six cruise lines: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.

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Cruise NewsRoyal Caribbean Named 2016 World's Most Ethical Company


  1. Guess what Peter I work there if you don’t know most of the grats is use to pay asst.managers supervisors as some of the back of the house staff ..what about their additional tips percentage is pooled to pay the rest of the staff…Crew always get raw deal when the company reduce cost and improve profits on the backs of the crew…how about those drinks package when the management have the staff pouring cheap liquor in expensive liquor bottles …this is called cooking . ..a comment made by a crew member working onboard when I offered Free Tips for any clients that book a cruise with my sailing in Balcony stateroom or higher by March 13 for any caribbean sailing departing before Dec. 31, 2016.
    He also noted that only 25% of pre paid tips go to the actually dining staff and stateroom attendant. Just wondering if this is fact or fiction. If it is fact, how can this be.

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