Univision Communications Releases Inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report: “Access for All”

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving
Hispanic America, today announced the release of “Access for All,” the
Company’s first-ever corporate social responsibility report. The report
showcases how UCI’s corporate values of integrity, collaboration,
innovation, diversity, service and excellence help the Company deliver
on its responsibility to the Hispanic and multicultural communities it

“For nearly 60 years, Univision’s mission has been to entertain, inform
and empower the Hispanic community in the United States. And as our
community grew and became increasingly more diverse, so did we,” said
Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer, UCI. “Today, we find
ourselves at the center of a new America, energized by the potential
that lives within our country’s most vibrant multicultural populations.
Now more than ever we are proud of how, working with our partners, we
continue to deliver on our responsibility to the communities we serve.
Our inaugural corporate social responsibility report showcases how our
corporate values of integrity, collaboration, innovation, diversity,
service and excellence come to life.”

“Over the course of our history we have strived to deliver the best
information and resources to Hispanic families across the U.S. During
this time, we have cultivated deep community relationships based on
trust, service and results,” said Ivelisse Estrada, senior vice
president, Corporate and Community Relations, UCI. “Univision has
proudly served our communities thanks to the hard work of dedicated
community partners, employees, talent and news teams from San Antonio to
Los Angeles and Miami to Chicago.”

“Access for All” includes insights, initiatives and stories about how
UCI’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is strategically
aligned with its mission of informing, empowering and entertaining
Hispanic America. Key focus areas captured in the report are detailed

The Company We Keep


As a mission-driven company, diversity and inclusion are the backbone of
Univision. Univision believes that companies should be diverse by
design, and has created and implemented a number of programs – including
employee impact groups such as eMERGE (millennials), Orgullo@UCI (LGBTA)
and the Women’s Leadership Council – that promote professional
development among all employees regardless of race, religion, age,
sexual orientation, or gender identity. By accelerating access to
professional growth among all employees, from interns to top executives,
Univision is growing and retaining a diverse workforce at all levels –
setting the bar for diversity in the industry.

Looking ahead, UCI plans to break more barriers by offering ambitious
new programs to ensure even more opportunity for media careers among the
U.S. Hispanic population. In partnership with Televisa, Univision
recently announced it is launching efforts to increase the pipeline of
Latinos in media and technology by supporting the education of future
leaders and professionals in these fields through writer’s programs,
incubator programs, and development fellowships.

The Content We Deliver

Access and Empowerment

For more nearly 60 years, Univision has provided vital news and
information to the community it serves in language and in culture – all
day, every day. Univision’s national and local newscasts have earned the
trust of the community by doing whatever it takes to deliver the news
that matters to its community most – from daily challenges like
navigating school systems to lifelong concerns like immigration, family,
faith, and finances.

Celebrating Culture

Univision celebrates Latino culture through its extensive distribution
of entertainment, music, and sports content. With the growth of FUSION
and Flama and recent acquisitions of The Root and The Onion, Univision
is more inclusive than ever before, investing in multicultural content
and a commitment to reach more people on a growing number of platforms.

The Communities We Serve

Making Lives Better Through Univision Contigo

Univision advocates tirelessly for the communities it serves through
Univision Contigo, which promotes awareness and provides access to
resources in areas such as education, health, prosperity, and civic


Univision understands that a lifelong pursuit of learning, from
pre-school to post-grad, helps Latinos to succeed. Children are the key
to our future, and as the largest and fastest-growing minority group in
grade school, it’s not a stretch to say that Hispanic children in
particular will be very influential to the development of our country.
As America’s longest-running public service campaign on education, the
Univision Contigo Educación initiative brings awareness to the
importance of education, and puts valuable tools and resources into the
hands of parents and students alike. In 2015, more than 40,000 attendees
participated in Univision education fairs nationwide.


Part of the American dream is having a healthy family and leading a
healthy life. Univision Contigo is helping the community to achieve
these goals by informing and empowering Hispanic America through a
multitude of health and wellness initiatives, with a special focus on
promoting healthy lifestyles and providing for children in need. As part
of the Camino A La Salud (Road To Health) fairs, which visited 12
markets in eight days, Univision served more than 32,000 attendees and
facilitated 10,000 free health screenings. In June 2015, 342,000 people
nationwide registered for the interactive nutritional and fitness
challenge Reto 28. Additionally, in 2015, Univision rallied viewers and
listeners to raise $15.7 million for Teletón USA and another $3.5
million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Together, we can
ensure that Latinos of all ages have the information and motivation they
need to live long, thriving lives.


Latinos today are a powerful and growing force in America’s economic
landscape and their prosperity is critical to the growth of this
country. Univision and its partners are laying the groundwork for U.S.
Hispanic financial success — arming U.S. Hispanics with an understanding
of the inner workings of personal finances and professional
entrepreneurship. More specifically, Univision Contigo’s Prosperity
initiative promotes financial literacy through a series of informative
events aimed to help families across the country set goals, manage
finances, rely less on loans, save money, protect themselves from debt,
and understand helpful services from financial institutions. In 2015,
3,000 business owners participated in business boot camp sessions and
another 60,000 people attended prosperity fairs and town halls from Los
Angeles to Miami.

Civic Participation

Through its nonpartisan Civic Participation initiatives, Univision
Contigo is taking strides to ensure Hispanic voices have access to the
information they need to be heard in the electoral process. In February
2016, Univision unveiled the groundbreaking “Vote For Your America”
campaign to engage multiculturals, millennials and 27 million eligible
Hispanic voters. The effort includes the first-ever “Vote
For Your America” Digital Election Guide
, a Bilingual Text Message
Tool, on-air and multiplatform messaging, and hundreds of local events
leveraging 126 local TV and radio stations. Univision Contigo is also
proactively helping eligible Latinos become citizens through the “Hazte
Ciudadano” campaign that, in turn, allows them to play an integral role
in the U.S. democracy.

Further commenting on the report, Falco said: “The brilliant work
featured in this report is the result of collaboration among many
amazing individuals and organizations. We are extremely thankful to the
teams that continue to make the power of Univision come to life and make
a difference through the important initiatives detailed in the report.
By working together – from our dedicated Univision employees to
neighborhood grassroots organizations to some of the biggest
philanthropic and nonprofit groups in the country – we can help ensure
access for all, as this report so clearly articulates.”

The full report can be viewed or downloaded on the company’s website at www.univision.net/csr.

About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company
serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the
U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the
U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language
broadcast television network in the country available in
93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading
Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately
87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks,
including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language cable
network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched
U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour
cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour
Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an
additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico,
Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns
59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico;
digital properties consisting of
online and mobile websites and
apps, including
the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, UVideos,
a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application
featuring multimedia music content; and Univision Radio, the leading
Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67
radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic
markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in
El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable
network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for
FUSION, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital
network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network
operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices
in major cities throughout the United States. For more information,
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