2021 Noteworthy Company | Royal Caribbean Group
Richard D. FainChairman and CEO
“At Royal Caribbean Group, we believe that our differences make us stronger. We are committed to cultivating a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed and where employees feel comfortable and empowered to have meaningful discussions — a place where they know they belong. While I recognize the magnitude of the work the world has yet to do, I believe that we can build a truly inclusive society, and I want to be a part of that.”
Monica DiazAVP Talent, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion
“At Royal Caribbean Group, we connect through similarities, but we learn the most from our differences. We bring together the best qualities of different cultures. We talk about them. We listen. We learn. That is part of how we build a great work environment and create joyful and memorable experiences for our guests around the world.”
From The Company
As a vacation company, our business is making people happy by delivering memorable vacations. To do so, we connect people to people through our cruises around the world and take care of them with a diverse and passionate team of employees.
Diversity at Royal Caribbean Group can be seen among our nearly 80,000 employees of 126 nationalities. We foster and celebrate our differences at sea and within our corporate offices with the engagement of our employee resource groups; inclusive, autism-friendly cruising; and the empowerment of women on maritime career paths.
The maritime industry has historically been predominantly male, but we have charted a course to change that. In 2007, we named the cruise industry’s first female captain; now our Celebrity Cruises cruise line has and continues to take it further with the goal of raising the ratio of women to men on their ships’ bridges.
Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises offer autism-friendly interactive initiatives on our cruise ships for families living with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. This includes sensory-friendly films and toys, dietary menu options and overall autism-friendly training for Adventure Ocean staff and more.
We believe in making commitments, and we take them seriously. In 2019, we adopted the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business, and this year, our Chairman and CEO signed the CEOAction for Diversity and Inclusion.
Royal Caribbean has also been recognized by Ethisphere for our business practices six years in a row, and received perfect sores in both the Human Rights Campaign Foundations Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and the Disability Equality Index (DEI).
What we can look forward to:
- We have made specific commitments to address equal opportunities for women, for ethnically diverse populations and for segmented populations.
- Following the recent events that sparked national and international conversations about Race and Social Injustice, we committed to creating the space to learn about our employees’ different perspectives and experiences. We continue to conduct numerous listening sessions across our businesses, to identify ways in which the company can best support employees, and how employees can support each other.
- We recently launched Sea More, a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) series of bold and transparent conversations with leaders and employees at the Group, to keep advancing the conversations, stories and thinking focused on D&I.
- We are developing a companywide MentorSHIP program to support development and foster career growth opportunities.
- Each quarter, via pulse surveys, we measure core and supporting talent drivers. Employee feedback has impacted several areas of the employee experience, including special days off, new recognition programs, listening tours and leadership town halls.
U.S. Headquarters: Miami, FL
Global Employees: 80,000
2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: Noteworthy