|CARNIVAL CORP filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/07/2019|
Corporate and Social Responsibility
Health, environmental, safety and security
The Boards of Directors of Carnival Corporation & plc established Board-level Health, Environmental, Safety & Security (HESS) Committees comprised of four independent Directors. The principal function of the HESS Committees is to:
The HESS Committees and our management team review all significant risks or exposures and associated mitigating actions. Each of the Chief Executive Officers of our brands attends the meetings of the HESS Committees.
Carnival Corporation & plc recognizes 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 use sound judgment, maintain high ethical standards and demonstrate honesty in all business dealings. As a responsible global citizen, Carnival Corporation & plc is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.
In addition, Carnival Corporation & plcs HESS Policy describes our commitments to:
The HESS Policy is published on the Carnival Corporation & plc website at www.carnivalcorp.com or www.carnivalplc.com.
The Boards recognize that Carnival Corporation & plc needs to ensure that there is a consistent standard of operation throughout their fleet in keeping with their leading position in the cruise industry. In this regard, the Carnival Corporation & plc Maritime Operations Department is headed by a Chief Maritime Officer, with a full-time professional and administrative staff, and is responsible for providing a common, integrated approach to management of HESS matters and for reporting to the HESS Committees on such matters. The Chief Maritime Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer and to the Chair of the HESS Committees.
Risk Advisory & Assurance Services (RAAS) is Carnival Corporation & plcs internal audit department and is headed by the Chief Audit Officer, who reports directly to the Chairs of the Audit and HESS Committees. The Chief Audit Officer also has a dotted reporting line to the General Counsel. RAAS conducts annual HESS audits of each brands head office and of each ship in our fleet. These audits are in addition to the audits performed by external third-party certification and regulatory auditors.