Driving positive environmental change

Driving positive environmental change

Driving positive environmental change — inside our company and within the communities we serve — is one of the most important things we do.

Cox Conserves, our national sustainability program, was launched in 2007 by Jim Kennedy, Chairman Emeritus and Chairman, James M. Cox Foundation. Over the past decade we’ve made meaningful progress in our journey to become a more sustainable company.

Our Cox Conserves goals are to send zero waste to landfill by 2024, and to be carbon and water neutral by 2034. With more than $100 million invested in sustainability and conservation projects, we’re on track to meet our aggressive Cox Conserves goals.

Learn more about how our company and our employees are Making Our Mark. View and download Our Collective Impact Report.

How do we achieve our goals?

We focus on alternative energy, community engagement, employee engagement, energy conservation, waste diversion and recycling, and water conservation.

We operate our businesses in ways that reduce our impact, and we encourage our employees, customers, suppliers and partners to do the same. We conserve natural resources by adopting renewable forms of energy. We’ve also enhanced the efficiency of our operations, improved facilities to save energy and reduce waste, and supported environmental nonprofits.

Learn more about Cox Conserves by checking out our media kit

How do we achieve our goals?
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Driving Sustainability Across the U.S.

The New River Energy Facility in Beckley, West Virginia, is just one of hundreds of projects driving conservation. Since 2017, we’ve captured landfill gas, and transformed it into renewable energy.


253 thousand 

cumulative tons of waste diverted since 2013

657 thousand

cumulative tons of carbon offset since 2007

295 million

cumulative gallons of water saved/offset since 2013