Holland America Line And Seabourn Named To 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies
List For Second Consecutive Year
Cruise lines earn prestigious recognition from Ethisphere Institute
SEATTLE, March 28, 2013 /CNW/ - For the second consecutive year, Holland
America Line and Seabourn were named among of the World's Most Ethical
Companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think-tank.
Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Holland America Line and
Seabourn secured their spots on the list by implementing and maintaining
business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to each company's
success and benefit the community.
Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer Kelly Clark and
Ethics and Compliance Specialist Juliet Schubert accepted the 2013 World's
Most Ethical Companies award on behalf of Holland America Line and Seabourn at
an event March 6 in New York.
"We are deeply honored to be named to the prestigious World's Most Ethical
Companies list once again," said Clark. "We pride ourselves on being committed
to having the highest ethical standards, and that is one of the reasons why
both Holland America Line and Seabourn are leading brands in the cruise
In selecting World's Most Ethical Company winners, Ethisphere Institute
reviews a candidate's code of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction
history; evaluates the investment in innovation and sustainable business
practices; looks at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship, and
studies nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and
"Not only did more companies apply for the World's Most Ethical Companies
recognition this year than any year in the past, which demonstrates that
ethical activity is an important part of these companies' business models, but
we also are seeing more companies be proactive and create new initiatives that
expand ethics programs and cultures across entire industries, such as
industry-based ethics associations and other activities," said Alex Brigham,
executive director of Ethisphere. "We are excited to see the 2013 World's Most
Ethical Companies take a leadership position and embrace the correlation
between ethical behavior and improved financial performance."
This is the seventh year Ethisphere has published the World's Most Ethical
Company rankings. Ethisphere reviewed hundreds of companies and evaluated a
record number of applications utilizing its 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
2013 list features companies in more than three dozen industries, including
several headquartered outside of the United States.
Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2013 World's Most
Ethical Companies at http://www.ethisphere.com/wme.
Ethisphere, a provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and
compliance programs, awards Ethics Inside Certification exclusively to
companies that implement adequate standards, systems and programs to
reasonably prevent compliance failures and ethical breakdowns, and can
demonstrate the existence of a superior employee and leadership culture that
promotes ethical business practices.
Information on Holland America's sustainability initiatives can be found at
www.hollandamerica.com. For information about Holland America's cruises and
CruiseTours, visit the website, contact a travel professional, or call
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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; a Grand World Voyage;
and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexico,
Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship
on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in fall 2015.
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, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. 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 enriching cruise vacations to the world's most
desirable destinations. Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.
CONTACT: Sally Andrews
PHONE: 800-637-5029, 206-262-5870
SOURCE: Holland America Line
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