ITV Responsibility: Creating change for good

As the largest commercial broadcaster in the UK and a growing international business, we have a unique asset in being able to reach millions of people on a weekly basis through our programmes and content.

Our reach and visibility comes with not only a responsibility, but also an opportunity to affect long-term positive change. In line with our business plan to continue to invest in our content, our brand and our people, our responsibility strategy focuses on three priorities: People, Planet and Partnerships.

2015 highlights and achievements

2015 was another busy and successful year for us. Although there’s still lots to do, we’ve successfully delivered numerous high profile appeals whilst continuing to embed sustainability across our business operations.

Since 2014 14% increase in on-screen BAME representation across our most-loved most-watched programmes
Achieved the Positive and Disabled People Two Ticks symbol
First broadcaster to hold the Living Wage accreditation and pay the London Living Wage
Exceeded our voluntary target, set by the RNIB, of 20% audio description
Coronation Street won the inaugural Film and Television award for sustainability at the Observer Ethical Awards
Delivered over 545 total training hours on environmental awareness and action
Over 90 ITV productions used the albert carbon calculator to estimate their environmental impact
100% renewable energy use in the buildings that we own
Over £37 million contributed through cash, in-kind support and public donations to charitable causes
Our people volunteered over 1,160 hours of their time for a cause they care about
Over 30 hours of airtime dedicated to charitable causes through our campaigns; empowering our viewers to make a difference
Over 700 14-25 year olds participated in our programmes to engage and inspire young people