Social Responsibility

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Serving the Greater Good of Our Communities

TEGNA strives to make a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work. Our purpose to serve the greater good of our communities is our guiding light, and our values of inclusion, integrity, innovation, impact and results drive our stations and employees to be a force for positive change.

Our Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) practices help to strengthen our business while protecting and enhancing TEGNA’s long-term value to our communities, our employees, and our shareholders. The Company integrates ESG considerations into its overall strategy and provides information in four categories: social capital, human capital, corporate governance and environment. Our Board’s Public Policy and Regulation Committee oversees and guides our corporate social responsibility initiatives and practices, and reviews and reports on these efforts on a periodic basis to our Board.

Human Capital

TEGNA is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and listening to and investing in our people.

Social Capital

Driven by our purpose, TEGNA seeks to create positive societal change and impact through our reporting and deeply held commitment to community service.

Recognized by The Civic 50 as One of the Most Civically-Minded Companies in the United States

In 2020, TEGNA was recognized in Points of Lights’ The Civic 50, which honors top companies for corporate citizenship, social impact and community engagement. TEGNA was also selected by The Civic 50 as the Sector Leader in the Telecommunications Industry.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

“TEGNA is committed to accelerating the pace of racial diversity across our company and our leadership. The initiatives we began implementing in 2020, with input from our D&I Working Group, have put us on a solid path to reaching our long-term goal of ensuring all TEGNA stations and business units are as diverse as the communities we serve.”

Grady Tripp, TEGNA Chief Diversity Officer.

Corporate Governance

TEGNA’s Board is guided by strong corporate governance policies that align with best practices for publicly held companies.

Board of Directors: Racial, Ethnic and Gender Diversity

17% of TEGNA’s directors are racially and ethnically diverse and 42% of directors are female.


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Winner of the 2021 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, in VERIFY Road Trip: Climate Truth, senior reporter David Schechter knew that while many people have strong opinions on climate change, some don’t know all the acts. His idea: help viewers understand not only what we know about climate change, but how we know it. In Climate Truth, Schechter and his team took a climate change skeptic across Texas and to Alaska to witness firsthand the evidence of the effects of climate change on our planet.