Human Rights

Clear Channel addresses the risk of human rights abuses in our supply chains.  We ensure the humane and safe treatment of employees and business partners, and promote integrity, honesty, and transparency in our commercial dealings

Corporate Social Responsibility in our Supply Chain

Clear Channel works with suppliers that share our fundamental ethics and values and expects its suppliers to adhere to these working standards.  Clear Channel will not knowingly do business with subcontractors, business partners, or vendors who violate our principles. Clear Channel continues to take steps towards ensuring our supply chain provides fair working conditions in accordance with applicable standards

Human Rights Policy

Application of this Policy

This policy sets out the ethical framework for Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc and its global subsidiaries.  It is based on international law, recognized ethical standards, responsible business principles and best practice.

This policy has been developed in reference to the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), and the guidelines set by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

This Policy is not a substitute for, nor should it be considered to override, locally applicable laws and regulations.  If local regulations impose more restrictive rules and practices than this Policy, local legislation shall take precedence in that jurisdiction.  If a principle set out in this Policy is not permissible due to a local law or regulation, the local Clear Channel entity shall implement that principle to the extent possible and practical in a manner which is locally permissible and compatible with the relevant jurisdiction’s laws.

Our Commitment to this Policy

We expect our Business Units and markets across both our divisions to:

  • Commit to abiding by, and communicating, this Policy.
  • Hold supply chain to the same or equivalent standards expressed in this Policy.
  • Where local industry standards are higher than applicable legal requirements, to meet the higher requirements.
  • Publicize the available HR and hotline contact details for employees to report violations to this Policy.

PROMOTE THE EQUAL TREATMENT, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION OF ALL PEOPLE WE WORK WITH

  • Afford all employees equal and honest treatment, and ban any discrimination made on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, nationality, social origin, or any other category protected by applicable law 5.
  • Grant a minimum number of days of approved leave (including for maternity) in accordance with local, state, federal or national regulations in force and use best endeavors to ensure that the parent on leave returns to their job – or an equivalent job – upon returning to work.

ENSURE THE HUMANE AND SAFE TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND BUSINESS PARTNERS IN ACCORDANCE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

  • Never use any form of forced or compulsory labor obtained under threat of sanctions, not withhold identity documents, any security deposit from workers, or any other constraint.
  • Take active measures to ensure our business and its supply chain do not use any form of modern slavery or human trafficking.
  • Refrain from employing persons whose age is lower than that of the completion of compulsory schooling in the relevant jurisdiction or in any event any workers under the age of 15.
  • Never use any form of corporal punishment, physical violence, or psychological or sexual harassment.
  • Acknowledge and respect the freedom of association of all employees and the right of collective bargaining.
  • Observe applicable national and local regulations relating to working hours and management of overtime hours.
  • Grant a minimum of twenty-four consecutive hours of rest in every seven day period to each employee.
  • Adopt remuneration policies which meet or exceed the legal minimum wage fixed by applicable legislation; or, as a minimum provide a regular living wage which meets employee basic needs.
  • Grant our full-time employees a minimum paid leave per year of service in accordance with applicable legislation.
  • Contribute to the mandatory social security systems in force in each jurisdiction.

ADHERE TO ILO PRINCIPLES, BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ETHICS

  • Comply with International Human Rights Law including the International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions, seeking ways to honor the principles of internationally recognized human rights when faced with conflicting requirements.
  • Treat as a legal compliance issue the risk of causing or contributing to gross human rights abuses wherever we operate.
  • Endeavor to cover any shortcomings in State employee protection systems by putting in employee safeguards and encouraging the same in our supply chains.
  • Adopt appropriate due diligence policies to identify, prevent and mitigate human rights risks, and commit to monitoring and evaluating implementation.
  • Adopt or participate in effective grievance mechanisms which are transparent, equitable, and predictable, to enable the remediation of significant adverse human rights impacts to which we contribute.
  • Be transparent about policies, activities and impacts, and report on human rights issues and risks as appropriate.
  • Maintain a hotline reporting procedure in accordance with local laws.

ADDRESS THE RISK OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN OUR SUPPLY CHAINS

  • Ensure that there is no slavery (“slavery” meaning the recruitment, movement, harboring or receiving of children, women or men through use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation) in our organization and carry our proportionate inspections to ensure that remains the case.
  • Produce a publicly available anti-slavery statement 11 where required by law.
  • Conduct reasonable due diligence on suppliers we engage with and not contract with any suppliers engaged in any practice of slavery and servitude, forced or compulsory labor or human trafficking.
  • Actively monitor our factory and other working conditions, along with any accommodation to identify any instances or risk of modern slavery.
  • Preserve the right to audit the working conditions of third parties with whom we engage.
  • Immediately cease further dealings with any third party connected with human rights abuses.

PROMOTE INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY IN OUR COMMERCIAL DEALINGS

  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations in force that require transparency and integrity in our commercial dealings and financial obligations.
  • Disclose the true account of our financial records to the relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Inform our stakeholders of any relevant financial detriment that risks our commercial dealings.

MAINTAIN AND EVOLVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  • Support local communities and our development of community support programs and charitable campaigns.
  • Endeavor to engage in corporate social responsibility programs.
  • Promote good relationships with local communities.
  • Consider the impact of our working practices on local communities.