Reducing our environmental impact | Clear Channel
A Clear Channel construction worker placing plants on top of a Living Roof to support the local environment
A Platform for Good

Sustainability & the Environment

We are committed to be Carbon Net Zero by 2030 (Scope 1 & 2) and by 2045 (Scope 3) and are spearheading projects and initiatives that drive sustainability and reduce our environmental impact with a focus on carbon footprint.

01  The stats

100

%*

electricity we purchase is renewable

99.5

%

of our waste avoids landfill

400

+

trees planted with our partner Trees for Cities

89

%

reduction of our carbon footprint since 2008

120

+

Living Roofs installed

100

%

of our car fleet is hybrid

02  Having a real impact

A Carbon Net Zero future

We are committed to being Carbon Net Zero by 2030 across Scope 1 and 2 emissions and Scopes 1,2 and 3 by 2045.

Every team and function at Clear Channel plays an active role in our advancing journey towards Carbon Net Zero.

Our A- CDP score illustrates our position as a responsible media and infrastructure business. It underscores our dedication to environmental responsibility, highlighting our efforts to support industry, advertisers, municipalities, and business partners in reaching their sustainability goals.

Through strategic measures and investments in energy-saving technologies, we're actively working towards our Carbon Net Zero future.

Side of a green and white electric van charging with a Clear Channel logo in front of a red brick wall
A living roof with solar panels.
03  Energy use

Reducing our electricity consumption

We have been making our infrastructure more energy efficient for years and are setting increasingly ambitious targets, continuing to build on previous energy efficiencies.

We have for example replaced fluorescent lighting with bespoke LED alternatives, reduced digital advertising display hours and are introducing solar lighting on bus shelters as well as installing 50% more energy efficient digital displays.

Championing Green Innovation

We have focused on reducing our carbon footprint and other environmental impacts across our operations, estate and premises while pioneering other environmental initiatives.

A Clear Channel male construction worker installing LED lights in an Adshel panel

Installing LED tubes

We were the first Out of Home media owner to upgrade to LED tubes in Classic advertising panels nationwide at scale.

A male Clear Channel construction worker cleaning a yellow framed bus shelter in front of a red brick building

Reducing water usage

We have implemented an Enhanced Washing System, using rainwater to clean our estate and reducing water usage by 50% per wash.

A zoomed image of a black bus shelter seat with an arm rest

Greener infrastructure

We have been introducing 100% recyclable bus shelters and solar-powered courtesy lighting.

A Clear Channel Living Roof bus shelter in Dartford during the day at a busy junction

Promoting biodiversity

We're continuing our rollout of Living Roofs and Vertical Meadows nationwide.

An aerial view of the Clear Channel UK depot in Sawtry, featuring a large solar panel on top

Utilising renewables

We have installed solar panels at one of our depots.

Clear Channel's Living Wall located in their Golden Square HQ

Going electric

We're establishing zero-emission premise heating across our operations.

04  Low & zero emission fleet

Driving sustainability

We operate in urban environments, so we prioritise having the cleanest vehicles to improve the quality of life for residents in the communities we serve. 

As a result, we're replacing company vehicles with electric or hybrid models only. With 82% of our van fleet being already hybrid or electric, we’re going full speed ahead to complete electrification by 2030.

05  Collaboration

Working with our partners

Beyond our operations and estate, we have been supporting environmental initiatives in the communities in which we operate, investing in eco projects that make a difference, volunteering to improve the environment and supporting the vital work of our charity partners. 

    Children in school uniforms looking at wooden boxed planters of crops
    Trees for Cities
    We have funded eight Edible Playgrounds in schools around the UK and planted over 400 trees planted in urban areas.
    Two males and two females sit on a bench in front of a newly planted tree in a park
    Local authorities
    Launched 11 Local Innovation Funds to invest in environmental projects.
    Clear Channel UK employees in Soho during the Great British Spring Clean 2024
    Keep Britain Tidy
    Collected 352 bags of litter as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2024.
    A Clear Channel 'Living Roof' in bloom, four people standing beside it
    The Wildlife Trusts
    A five-year partnership to introduce Bee Bus Stops in more locations around the UK.
Clear Channel accountability logos - Ad Net Zero, UN Global Compact, Planet Mark, Carbon Disclosure Project
06  Accountable

Industry commitments

Our sustainability efforts are underpinned by wider industry commitments. Since 2020, we have joined Ad Net Zero, UN Global Compact and Carbon Disclosure Project.

Our Environmental Management System is ISO 14001 accredited covering all of our business location in the UK. Each location has an environmental leader and we have a business wide Environmental Steering Committee on which four of our leadership team sit.

Since 2021 Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

Storm site at night showing Great British Spring Clean advert
07  Power in perspective

High impact, low energy media

A recent Outsmart report finds OOH represents 3.3% of the UK's total advertising power consumption and 0.067% of all power consumption, making it the most sustainable brand advertising platform compared to other major media.

This positive outlook on OOH, along with the sector's strides in becoming more sustainable, is thanks to OOH media owners overseeing their entire supply chain and operations from start to finish.

*100% renewable energy we purchase for use in all CCUK premises and street furniture is purchased from suppliers using the National Grid and certified by those suppliers’ Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin, matching electricity bought with the equivalent amount from renewable sources.