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CARNIVAL CORP filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/07/2019
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Carnival Corporation & plc own and operate a portfolio of brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia comprised of nine cruise lines: Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK). Our corporate office and individual brands employ a variety of methods, such as intranet sites, management briefings, newsletters and reward programs to encourage employee involvement and to keep employees informed of the performance, development and progress of Carnival Corporation & plc.

We believe that diversity and inclusion issues, such as the attraction, retention, development and promotion of women and people of color, are not only important topics in corporations and boardrooms world-wide, they are issues critically important to sustaining the success of our business. For years, we have partnered with organizations focused on improving the diversity and inclusiveness of work places and by extension, society in general. We strive to achieve greater performance through capturing the power of employee diversity across all elements such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. Accordingly, our President and Chief Executive Officer has committed to Catalyst’s “Catalyst CEO Champions for Change” initiative to support the advancement of women’s leadership and diversity in the workplace and the Executive Leadership Council’s “CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion” initiative to support and encourage diversity in the workplace.

Senior employees within Carnival Corporation & plc are eligible to participate in either the Carnival plc 2014 Employee Share Plan or the Carnival Corporation 2011 Stock Plan, further details of which are provided in Carnival plc’s Directors’ Remuneration Report attached as Annex B to the Proxy Statement. These plans reinforce the philosophy of encouraging senior employees to contribute directly to the achievement of Carnival Corporation & plc’s goals and of rewarding individual and collective success.

It is the policy of Carnival Corporation & plc that disabled persons should receive full and fair consideration for all job vacancies for which they are suitable applicants. Training and career development is encouraged for all employees. It is the policy of Carnival Corporation & plc to seek to retain employees who become disabled while in their service whenever possible and to provide specialist training, where appropriate.

Information regarding gender mix can be found in the Strategic Report that accompanies the Carnival plc consolidated IFRS financial statements.

Political Contributions

Carnival plc did not make any political contributions to any political organization during the year ended November 30, 2018 (2017—nil). Carnival plc’s subsidiaries made political contributions to organizations outside the European Union of $0.3 million (2017—$0.1m).

Directors’ Statement as to Disclosure of Information to Auditors

Each Director is satisfied that, as far as he or she is aware, the auditors are aware of all information relevant to the audit of Carnival plc’s consolidated IFRS financial statements for the year ended November 30, 2018 and that he or she has taken all steps that ought to have been taken by him or her as a Director in order to make the auditors aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that Carnival plc’s auditors are aware of that information.

Corporate Governance Statement

The corporate governance statement, prepared in accordance with rule 7.2 of the UK Listing Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook, can be found in the Carnival plc


A-8           Carnival plc Directors’ Report