Message From Our Vice President of Supply Chain
At Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., our goal is to provide authentic hospitality and excellent services by exceeding our guests’ expectations, taking ownership of any problem that is brought to our attention, and engaging in conduct that enhances our corporate reputation. In keeping with this goal, we respect fundamental human rights and core labor principles, recognize our responsibility to manage the environmental impact of our operations, and contribute to enhance the well-being of the communities we serve.
We recognize that our Suppliers play an important role in achieving our success and best-in-class performance in our supply chains. Accordingly, we strive to develop mutually rewarding relationships with Suppliers who share and promote our values and high ethical standards within their organizations, operate with integrity in a legally, socially and environmentally responsible manner, and drive out cost while innovating to increase value.
To reinforce our culture of ethics and integrity and help our Suppliers understand and adhere to Royal Caribbean’s expectations and standards, we have established Supplier Guiding Principles which are consistent with our employee Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. Royal Caribbean endorses the principles contained within the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact Principles, and International Labor Organization’s conventions, which are also formalized in our Human Rights Statement and Core Labor Principles.
We are mindful of differences in culture and the challenges associated with interpreting and implementing a common set of principles globally, however, we believe that the expectations set forth in the Supplier Guiding Principles are universal.
We urge you to review the Supplier Guiding Principles carefully and become familiar with its content. You must follow these guidelines and use good judgment in making the right decisions when conducting business for or on behalf of Royal Caribbean.
Thank you for your continued commitment to Royal Caribbean’s culture of trust and integrity.
Vice President of Supply Chain
CULTURE OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
We are a global company with a global perspective. Our ships sail the 7 seas, visiting over 1,000 destinations, and we have 12 offices around the world. Our culture reflects our global nature. We are committed to celebrating diversity and inclusion at RCL. We are proud of the way our team members from different cultural backgrounds, ages, races, religions, education levels, sexual orientation, genders, and disabilities come together to create incredible vacations and employee experiences. At RCL, we believe that the diversity of our employees plays a major role in our success.
The same is true for our supplier base. We appreciate the value in diversity and access to goods and services provided by local and minority owned businesses. RCL is committed to improving supplier relationships with traditional diverse businesses such as minority owned, veteran owned, woman-owned, LGBT-owned, disability owned, veteran-disability owned, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses as well as the non-traditional historically underutilized, small, and geographically diverse businesses.
To this end, we are supporting members of the following diverse chambers of commerce and advocacy groups who are also certifying bodies for diversity suppliers:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council
- Women Business Enterprise National Council
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
- National Veterans Business Development Council
RCL collects business diversity data through the vendor registration process. This helps to further develop the supplier diversity program with the purpose of developing suppliers to create opportunities to doing business with RCL.
One of our company’s primary mantras is one of continuous improvement, and it is a driver for our supplier diversity program. We are embarked on this journey and committed to evolving over time.