As a global enterprise and a leader in the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (“RCL”) has been dedicated throughout its history to employing a multicultural shoreside and shipboard workforce of employees from every corner of the world and to enriching the places it visits and the lives of the people who live there.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. endorses the principles contained within the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is further committed to ensuring that all its workers and employees be treated with dignity and respect, and in accordance with fundamental fair labor principles as recognized by the International Labor Organization core conventions on Labor Rights. These principles shall be accorded to all workers and employees of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and its subsidiaries worldwide, including workers on all RCL ships and cruise brands, workers at all RCL offices and workers on all RCL out-islands. Where local legislation conflicts with this Statement, RCL will comply with the law while promoting
best practices in accordance with these principles. RCL will require all contractors and suppliers to agree to these fair labor principles.
In furtherance of the foregoing, RCL proudly subscribes to the following principles:
There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor,
bonded labor or otherwise.
There shall not be use of any child labor.
Harassment or Abuse
Every employee should be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any
physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
We are committed to attracting and developing a diverse, motivated and dedicated workforce
without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. No person
shall be subject to any discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Health and Safety
We provide a safe and healthy working environment with opportunities for our employees to
express their opinions without fear of retaliation.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
We recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective
Wages and Benefits
We recognize that wages are essential to meeting employees’ basic needs. We guarantee
employees will receive fair compensation and benefits in accordance with applicable law and/or
union negotiated agreements.
Hours of Work
Employees shall not be required to work more than legally permitted limits.
Certain statements throughout the site and within documents obtained from the site are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding our future performance including, without limitation, future revenues, earnings, strategies, prospects, consequences and all other statements that are not purely historical Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “goal,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek” and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements do not guarantee future performance and may involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward looking statements.
Examples of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to: general economic and business conditions, vacation industry competition (including cruise industry competition), changes in vacation industry capacity (including over capacity in the cruise vacation industry), the impact of tax laws and regulations affecting our business or our principal shareholders, the impact of changes in other laws and regulations affecting our business, the impact of pending or threatened litigation, the delivery of scheduled new ships, emergency ship repairs, negative incidents involving cruise ships (including those involving the health and safety of passengers), reduced consumer demand for cruises as a result of any number of reasons (including armed conflict, terrorist attacks, geo-political and economic uncertainties, the unavailability of air service and the resulting concerns over safety and security aspects of traveling), our ability to obtain financing on terms that are favorable or consistent with our expectations, changes in our stock price or principal stockholders, the impact of changes in operating and financing costs (including changes in foreign currency and interest rates and fuel, food, payroll, insurance and security costs), weather and other factors described in further detail in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The above examples are not exhaustive and new risks emerge from time to time. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.