Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise vacation group, has once again been named to the Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings of the top 100 companies in the southeastern U.S.

Carnival Corporation & plc is listed in the rankings as the “Top Ranked Company in Florida,” and is the fourth-ranked company in the six-state Southeastern region (comprised of Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee).

The rankings are based on the framework provided by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that is widely recognized as the standard for corporate sustainability reporting.  GRI’s framework is used to evaluate those organizations that achieve an overall corporate sustainability goal of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Shown here at the reception announcing the Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings are (from left): Mark Serwinowski, CEO MetaVu; Mark Callaway, co-founder, Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings; James Van Langen, VP - management systems, Carnival Corporation & plc; Stephanie Armistead, co-founder Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings; and Michael Muyot, president, CRD Analytics.

Carnival Corporation & plc operates a portfolio of worldwide cruise brands, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and P&O Cruises (Australia), along with the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon.   Carnival Corporation & plc’s fleet includes 100 ships totaling 200,000 lower berths with nine new ships scheduled to be delivered between now and March 2016.  Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.