being the first company to receive

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baab

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MSC Cruises has the honour of being the first company to receive the prestigious “7 Golden Pearls” notation for its Fantasia class ships from international classification society Bureau Veritas.

Source: "MSC CRUISES AND THE ENVIRONMENT", http://www.icrc.org.



I get confused about a grammar point in that sentence. Could anyone tell me the reason for using the to infinitive "to receive" there?
 
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