Cox Enterprises Reaches 1,000 Ton Recycling Milestone at HQ Campus

Waste reduction core focus area of Cox Conserves sustainability program
Jul 1, 2015 10:00 AM ET

Atlanta, July 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises’ comprehensive Atlanta headquarters recycling program has led to more than 1,000 tons of materials being reused or diverted from landfills since 2006. Additionally, the company has composted more than 20 tons of food waste and materials from a campus cafeteria since 2014 – resulting in nearly a 75 percent diversion rate. 

“Waste reduction is a visible way to show our commitment to sustainable business practices.  It also directly engages our employees,” said Cox Enterprises Senior Vice President of Finance Lacey Lewis, who oversees the company’s sustainability operations.

Cox Enterprises has a goal to send zero waste to landfill by 2024. The company’s approach to recycling is a holistic one that employs three strategies: waste reduction, strategic partnerships for e-waste and engagement with customers and employees.

The company’s e-waste program provides ways to extend equipment life cycles, ensure sustainable disposal and promote re-use through redeployment, remarketing and charitable donation.

Cox Enterprises has waste reduction programs at locations across the nation.

About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of more than $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms). The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, and Valpak. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities:

About Cox Conserves
Launched in 2007 by Chairman Jim Kennedy, Cox Conserves is Cox Enterprises' national sustainability program. Cox Conserves focuses on reducing waste and energy consumption, as well as conserving water. The program engages each of the company's major subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group) and encourages Cox Enterprises' 50,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.

The company's sustainability goals are to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become carbon and water neutral by 2044. The company also presents the Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey, a nationwide survey that examines sustainability opportunities and challenges for small and medium-sized businesses.