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.