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

99.6

%

of our waste avoids landfill

400

+

trees planted with our partner Trees for Cities

83

%

reduction of our carbon footprint since 2008

02  Having a real impact

A Carbon Net Zero future

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

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

As a responsible media and infrastructure business, sustainability is embedded into how we operate and we are supporting our industry, advertiser, municipality and business partners reach their environmental targets.

As part of our progress towards a Carbon Net Zero future, we are employing measures and investing in technologies that reduce our energy consumption.

Side of a green and white electric van charging with a Clear Channel logo in front of a red brick wall
A Clear Channel 'Living Roof' bus shelter with a boxed planter of plants and solar panel in the middle in Brighton city
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 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 with a boxed planter in bloom in Leicester city

Promoting biodiversity

Rolling out Living Roofs and Vertical Meadows nationwide.

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 78% 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 seven 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 staff taking part in the Great British Spring clean, picking up litter in a park twelve wearing hi-vis jackets
    Keep Britain Tidy
    Collected 195 bags of litter as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2022.
    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.