#WorldEnvironmentDay: Cox Enterprises Committed to Environmental Stewardship

Jun 5, 2015 12:00 PM ET

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, and Cox Enterprises is committed to creating positive environmental change in our communities by operating in ways that reduce our impact and inspire our employees, customers, suppliers and partners. Environmental stewardship has long been a part of our culture and how we operate our businesses. We formalized this practice into a national program called “Cox Conserves.”

“Doing business can’t be separate from doing the right thing. We want to think about the environmental and societal impact of every business decision we make for our employees, the communities we serve and the world at large. Since we launched Cox Conserves formally, it has grown into a more than $100 million investment in sustainability and conservation through operations, projects and grants to environmental nonprofits.” – Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy

From 2007 – 2014, Cox Enterprises:

  • Achieved an 84% reduction in daily idling of Cox vehicles
  • Prevented 120,000 tons of Greenhouse Gases from entering the environment
  • Saved 125 million gallons of water
  • Engaged 100 suppliers in sustainability initiatives

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.

Cox Conserves encourages our approximately 50,000 employees and their families to adopt eco-friendly practices in their lives and to make a difference through community service. Each of us can do something. When we change how we think about using natural resources, we can move beyond incremental improvements to develop the efficiencies that will drive transformational change.

To learn more about our committment to the environment, visit CoxConserves.com.