Carnival Corporation achieved a top score in ratings of US companies on their treatment of LGBTQ consumers, investors and employees.

It is the second consecutive year that the cruise giant has been named as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ civil rights organisation in the US.

Additionally, it is the fifth time the company has been recognised in its corporate equality index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.

Carnival Corporation chief human resources officer Jerry Montgomery said: “Being recognised by the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the US underscores our ongoing commitment to equality, inclusion and diversity.

“This perfect score reflects our efforts to promote a positive work environment for our more than 120,000 employees from over 100 countries.

“Carnival Corporation actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion – a commitment that not only is a core value, but also promotes a productive environment for innovation and leadership that helps provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

The recognition aligns with Carnival Corporation’s 2020 sustainability goals, including a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and providing a positive work environment and opportunities to build a rewarding career to further drive staff engagement.