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Supplier Diversity

 

At Cox, we value and encourage the use of qualified minority-owned (MBE), women-owned (WBE), and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) businesses in our company-wide purchasing process. We seek to form mutually beneficial partnerships with suppliers who offer products or services that are of high quality, competitively priced and come with excellent customer service.  Cox believes diversity improves our business, strengthens our communities, and contributes to the economic well-being of an increased number of businesses and their employees.

For the purpose of this program, a qualified business enterprise is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more of the following groups, who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, and has its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States.

 

In the case of publicly owned businesses, at least 51% of the stock is owned by a member or members of diverse groups.

  • Minority Groups (MBE) – A minority person is a member of the African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Indian
  • Americans, and Alaskan ethnic group
  • Women-owned (WBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT)

 

How to Become a Supplier

Register as a supplier:

By registering, you will not have to register at each affiliate website. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a log in and password to update your information any time. Registering does not automatically make your company an approved Cox supplier; this is for potential business only.

 

Certification

All diverse businesses seeking to participate in the Supplier Diversity Program must be certified. Cox accepts certifications from the affiliate councils of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), as well as, the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Certification is also accepted from local and state government agencies. Certification of your business classification can be obtained by contacting the appropriate organization listed below:  

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Cox Enterprises drives business results by developing mutually sustainable relationships with our diverse suppliers.

 

Listen to what our suppliers have to say about partnering with us.

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