Community and Environment
Ten Network Holdings is committed to supporting and giving back to the communities in which we operate and helping our staff find ways to work with a diverse range of foundations and not-for-profit organisations.
Every year, all Ten Network channels around the country promote charitable causes through on-air promotional campaigns, including community service announcements. These campaigns cover many national and local not-for-profit organisations and involve Ten Network providing air-time and technical assistance, including script writing, filming and editing support.
Over the past 12 months, our community partnerships have included organisations such as Blue September, Bowel Cancer Australia, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, MS Walk Fun Fun, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and Soldier On.
Ten Network’s community support and engagement activities grew in October 2014 with the launch of TEN Gives, a workplace giving program set up and run in partnership with UnLtd, a not-for-profit foundation that works across the media and marketing industries to help eliminate the consequences of youth disadvantage in Australia.
The idea behind TEN Gives was simple. It was created as a way for Ten Network staff to give their time, talent, resources and money to help charities that help disadvantaged youth. Every dollar given by a staff member is matched by the company.
TEN Gives started in the TEN Sydney station with four charity partners: Batyr, KYDS, Musicians Making A Difference and Youth Off The Streets. Today, it operates in all five Ten Network stations around the country and encompasses another seven charities: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp Quality, Melbourne City Mission, Radio Lollipop, The Pyjama Foundation, Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide and Youth Opportunities SA.
During its first year, TEN Gives raised more than $1 million in cash and kind for its 11 partners.
The scope of TEN Gives’ activities included staff fundraisers, running social media campaigns, the mentoring of our partners’ staff, volunteering with the charities, creating videos and other marketing materials, and connecting the charities with TEN programs such as The Project, TEN Eyewitness News First At Five, Studio 10, The Loop and Couch Time.
Ten Network has been a member of the Male Champions of Change (MCC) since 2014. The MCC comprises Chief Executives from leading Australian organisations and aims to increase the representation of females in leadership roles in companies across Australia.
Ten is committed to leading the media industry in the MCC while we drive and improve our own strong internal gender balance. Ten’s focus on addressing barriers that face women in their career has seen the following initiatives implemented:
- •All Roles Flexible At Ten has been implemented to make flexible work normal for everyone, for any reason. This represents a significant change from flexibility being only available to some people, to flexible work practices becoming available to all at Ten. This long-term initiative will enable our employees to balance their careers with their differing personal needs.
- Through the MCC, Ten has begun to understand the impact that domestic and family violence can have on women in the workplace. We are committed to supporting our employees through raising awareness and implementing a range of recognised support initiatives. Several Ten Executives have become White Ribbon Australia Ambassadors and Ten has developed strong ties with the organisation, devoting advertising airtime to support their message on violence against women.
- To ensure pay equity between male and female employees, Ten has implemented pay practices to evaluate and close gaps. Ten has also hosted and participated in business forums to raise awareness of the gender pay gap.