Today, the Advertising Association, NABS and WACL, backed by the IPA and ISBA, have published their timeTo Report on sexual harassment in the UK advertising and marketing industry.
With one in five (20%) female respondents aged 18-24 having been sexually harassed in the first few years of working in the industry, as well as 5% of men in the same age group, the report shows that sexual harassment is still a clear and current threat.
Their findings have led to the creation of the timeTo Code, aimed at accelerating positive behaviour change in the industry, through guidance for employers and employees on how to address and ultimately eradicate sexual harassment in the workplace.
We at Clear Channel UK are committing to supporting the new timeTo Code, aimed at accelerating positive behaviour change in the industry, and will be making it an integral part of our company culture and taking steps to put the code into practice in the coming months.
The Advertising Association’s CEO Stephen Woodford perfectly highlighted the issue and why it’s important that change is made: “It is clear that sexual harassment is a continuing blight with significant emotional and professional impact on the people in advertising. We should all strive for rapid and permanent change to make our industry a place where everyone can thrive without fear of sexual harassment.”
timeTo come together.
timeTo change things for the better.
timeTo put an end to sexual harassment.
No one should have to experience sexual harassment; anytime or anywhere. If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, contact NABS who can offer free, confidential advice, guidance and support on 0800 707 6607 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download a copy of the timeTo Code from: timeTo.org.uk