Clear Channel named one of the UK’s Top Green companies

13 Jun 2011 •
By Clear Channel UK View Author on Twitter

Clear Channel UK has been named one of the greenest companies in the UK for the fourth year in a row in The Sunday Times Green List 2011.

The annual awards acknowledge businesses that are making fundamental changes to the way they operate for the good of the planet and according to The Environmentalist, the list is “widely seen as the benchmark for sustainability leadership in the UK.”

Clear Channel UK has been named one of the greenest companies in the UK for the fourth year in a row in The Sunday Times Green List 2011. The annual awards acknowledge businesses that are making fundamental changes to the way they operate for the good of the planet and according to The Environmentalist, the list is “widely seen as the benchmark for sustainability leadership in the UK.”

Clear Channel UK, listed at #48, was cited for its reduction in water usage and use of new technology to reduce its energy consumption. According to The Sunday Times: “The London-based company has introduced a number of initiatives to protect the environment…and staff are convinced by their management’s commitment to the green agenda.”

Clear Channel is one of only 15 companies to have been listed in all four Sunday Times Green lists, since their launch in 2008, and one of only two media companies to make the list, along with Mediacom.

“We will continue to drive up our environmental standards and push the green agenda within the media and wider industry.”

The company is committed to building its business sustainably to minimise its environmental impact and align itself with clients and agencies who are increasingly sourcing sustainable suppliers and looking at the environmental impact of their advertising. A strong ‘green performance’ also enables local authorities and landlords to have confidence that Clear Channel can sustainably supply and maintain billboards and street furniture in towns and cities across the UK.

Matthew Dearden, CEO of Clear Channel UK, stated: “We have made a long-term commitment to minimising our environmental impact through initiatives such as recycling, fleet management, energy efficiency and product development. We are immensely proud that our company has been recognised in these prestigious awards for the fourth year in a row. We will continue to drive up our environmental standards and push the green agenda within the media and wider industry.”

Commenting on the winners, Richard Caseby, Managing Editor of The Sunday Times, said: “The 60 companies included are all at the forefront of efforts being made throughout the business world to act in a more environmentally responsible manner. They recognise that the world they trade in is the same world in which we all live – and that creating lasting damage to the environment affects everyone.”