SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the radio broadcasting and out-of-home advertising industries, is proud to announce it has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2008 Corporate Equality Index, released by the HRC today. This is the second consecutive year that the organization has received a perfect score on its policies relating to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees and business partners.
The Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest civil rights organization for GLBT equality, uses the annual index to measure how equitably companies are treating their GLBT employees, consumers and investors. This year, the Human Rights Campaign surveyed the Fortune 100, Standard & Poor’s 500, Forbes’ list of the 200 largest privately held firms, the American Lawyer 100, and any other company with 500 or more employees that requested a rating or for which the HRC has sufficient data to derive a score. As the only comprehensive measure of GLBT workplace initiatives, the Corporate Equality Index is an effective benchmark for companies to measure their fair-minded practices.
"More businesses than ever before have recognized the value of a diverse and dedicated workforce," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "More importantly, these employers understand that discrimination against GLBT workers will ultimately hurt their ability to compete in the global marketplace."
“Clear Channel’s perfect 100% score is a testament to the company’s commitment to GLBT equality and a reflection of company initiatives that support this commitment, both in terms of community involvement and employee benefits,” said Lisa Dollinger, Chief Communications Officer for Clear Channel Communications. “The GLBT market is a valuable contributor to the company’s success, and we look forward to strengthening relationships that benefit our company, employees and customers.”
About Clear Channel Communications
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU) is a global media and entertainment company specializing in “gone-from-home” entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company’s businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays. More information is available at www.clearchannel.com.