Our commitment to accountability

Our commitment to accountability

Like all commercial enterprises, we’re in business to be successful and grow. But it’s how we achieve this and what we invest in that is important for us as a responsible company. That’s why our ethics, values and behaviours all combine to shape our approach to Corporate Responsibility.

At Arqiva we will endeavour to conduct our business in a way that benefits our customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

Our individual and collective commitment

We are proud of our heritage and the role we’ve played in keeping people connected since the very start of broadcasting. As the owner and operator of critical national infrastructure, we are a key enabler of Digital Britain. This is a responsibility we take incredibly seriously. Always.

As we progress into this exciting new digital era, we believe Corporate Responsibility should be an integral part of sustainable business management and employee behaviour. In going about our business we are determined to embrace the concepts of accountability and transparency. Only by doing so will we make a positive contribution to the wider community and world around us.

Our programme of Corporate Responsibility activities is focussed on three key areas.  We encourage engagement at individual and collective levels as our people look for ingenious ways to make a difference in:

  • Skills and education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects - 

    Connecting with universities and schools today so that future generations can experience an enriched and safer life tomorrow

  • Power sustainability - Connecting today for a sustainably powered, lower carbon future
  • Communities - Connecting with the communities in which we live and work to make a net positive contribution to society

Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

We commit to honour the Armed forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country. Read more about the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant here.

We have received the silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which recognises UK employers who pledge their commitment to the armed forces.

Inspiring social change through our support of Together

Together_TV_logo_(2018)We are also proud to support Together (formerly the Community Channel), which is the first supporter-owned national TV channel and the only channel dedicated to inspiring social change. They broadcast programmes that entertain, engage and inspire with the aim of motivating viewers to ‘Do More’ in their lives and do more for others where they live. The channel is run as a charity Community Benefit Society. Along with other industry partners, we have supported Together (formerly the Community Channel) since 2010 by providing capacity on one of our DTT Multiplexes, allowing the channel to reach a national Freeview audience.

And as we pursue our vision to be central to every vital connection people make, every day, it is our employees who make all the difference. They understand the importance of achieving the highest level of professionalism and integrity as they deliver on our customer promises. We trust them to take action and to be accountable for those actions as they ensure we all stay in touch. Always.