Ethics & Compliance

At Carnival Corporation & plc we recognize our responsibility to provide industry leadership and to conduct our business as a responsible global citizen. Our Corporate leadership is manifested in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which requires that every employee and member of the Boards of Directors use sound judgment, maintain high ethical standards and demonstrate honesty in all business dealings. As a responsible global citizen, we are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.

Every Carnival Corporation & plc employee is responsible for adhering to business practices that are in accordance with the letter and spirit of the law, and with ethical principles that reflect the highest standards of Corporate and individual behavior. Integrity of performance is a Carnival Corporation & plc standard wherever we do business.

We inform Carnival Corporation & plc employees of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics when they are hired. In addition, all shoreside employees at the Director level and above, or the local equivalent, complete and sign a Business Ethics Disclosure Form at least once annually, indicating that they have read, understood and agreed to comply with our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

To reinforce the Company’s commitment to ethical business behavior, Carnival Corporation & plc introduced mandatory ethics training during 2011. All employees must complete the computer-based Code of Business Conduct and Ethics training biennially, while additional ethics training is assigned based on employee position and responsibilities. Certain employees in sensitive roles receive ethics training annually. The Boards of Directors and senior management also receive this training. Training completion rates are monitored and transmitted to the Corporate Compliance Officer annually.

Ethical sourcing and supply chain

We have enhanced our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics by developing a Business Partner Code of Conduct & Ethics that focuses on the following key interests:

  • Business Integrity
  • Protecting the Environment
  • Respecting Labor & Human Rights
  • Complying with Health, Safety & Security Protocols
  • Reporting Concerns

Modern Slavery Act

Our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, explicitly condemns all forms of child exploitation and forced labor and states our intent to comply with and support laws and regulations relevant to slavery and human trafficking. We expect our business partners to respect and follow applicable laws and regulations and to promote ethical decisions in all aspects of their business. These requirements are documented in our Business Partner Code of Conduct and Ethics, which specifically prohibits the use of slavery and human trafficking in our direct supply chain.

Click here for our Statement pursuant to Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Health, Environment, Safety Security & Sustainability

The Boards of Directors of Carnival Corporation & Carnival plc have established a Board-level Health, Environmental, Safety & Security ("HESS") Committee to assist the Board in fulfilling their responsibility to supervise and monitor HESS policies, programs, initiatives at sea and onshore, and compliance with HESS legal and regulatory requirements.

In addition, Carnival has established a hotline telephone number and website to permit reporting of environmental concerns. The hotline can be contacted at: