Supplier Expectations


Who We Are

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company.  We are a top 10 national player, based on revenues, in every major business category where we compete. Cox Enterprises subsidiaries include Cox Communications,Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group.


Supplier Expectations

At Cox suppliers are integral in achieving the Company's goal of providing the best products and services to our customers. The key factors we take into account when evaluating potential suppliers are:

  • The quality of the product or service provided
  • Compliance with contractual terms and conditions
  • Ability to meet delivery schedules
  • Efficiency in response to requests for information
  • Adherence to warranty provisions
  • Finally, our suppliers should strive to become leaders in the fields of social and environmental affairs. 

Cox has implemented standards for its suppliers addressing our core values with respect to Ethics, Sustainability and Diversity. 


Ethics. We have a set of values we apply to our employees, and we expect our suppliers to act similarly, with a high level of business and professional ethics. Accordingly, you will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines for ethical business conduct: 


Sustainability. Cox is committed to partnering with suppliers to create a more sustainable supply chain.  With a focus on conserving and protecting the environment, Cox seeks to work with suppliers that employ best-in-class sustainable business practices.


Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP) refers to the procurement of goods and services from suppliers that employ manufacturing and distribution processes that have a lesser or reduced impact on the environment when compared with competing suppliers that provide the same goods and services.    Cox supports the following specific EPP principles:


Diversity. Cox believes leading institutions achieve optimal performance by establishing diversity in their business practices – including developing relationships with high quality certified minority, woman-owned and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) businesses as suppliers within its supply chain. Therefore, it is the policy of Cox that certified diverse suppliers shall have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in providing products and services to the fullest extent consistent with efficient contract performance. To support this important effort, Cox will evaluate proposals based on a preference for suppliers that participate in its Tier II Initiative.  Cox believes that this effort will enhance corporate competitiveness, increase the economic advancement of its community and is ultimately good for overall business growth.  


How to Become a Potential Supplier

Cox and its affiliates actively seek potential suppliers to add to our approved suppliers.  As part of that search, we ask that you complete the registration information.  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 at any time. Registering does not automatically make your company an approved Cox supplier; this registration is for potential business only.


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