Suppliers

Supplier Diversity Program and Sustainability Initiative

Supplier Diversity Program and Sustainability Initiative

Supplier Diversity Program and Sustainability Initiative

Cox believes that diversity improves our business, strengthens our communities, and contributes to the economic well-being of an increased number of businesses and their employees.

We value and encourage the use of qualified minority-owned; women-owned; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) businesses in our companywide purchasing process. We seek to form mutually beneficial partnerships with suppliers who offer products or services that are of high quality, are competitively priced and come with excellent customer service.

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

Minority groups include women, veterans, the disabled and LGBTQ individuals. Minority groups also include African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, Asian Indian–Americans and Alaska natives.

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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, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. 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: