Employee Actions

Employee Actions

Almost limitless ways exist to become greener at work and at home, but most of us need a little education and encouragement to get started. That’s why we launched Cox Impact, our employee engagement platform to promote more sustainable decisions and behaviors. Our employees’ efforts make an important contribution to progress toward our Cox Conserves sustainability goals.

Cox Impact

Employees can participate in more than 800 environmental projects, from holding a virtual meeting instead of traveling to purchasing a vehicle with improved fuel economy. To date, Cox employees have completed more than 200,000 individual actions.

In 2020, employee actions resulted in:

  • 5.6 million pounds carbon emissions saved (the equivalent emissions from 10 railroad cars' worth of coal burned)
  • 4.5 million gallons of water saved (enough water to fill seven Olympic swimming pools)
  • 692 thousand pounds of waste diverted (or 292 dumpsters' worth of trash)

Cox Impact
Solar Project

Solar Project

Cox Enterprises’ national employee solar program provides incentives for employees who choose to install solar panel systems on their homes. Employees who qualify and sign up for the program receive up to $500 in incentives. These programs are not only good for the environment; they're good for the bottom line.

Chairman’s Challenge

Named for our Chairman Jim Kennedy, the Chairman’s Challenge is an opportunity for employees to think differently about the environment and align with our Cox Conserves goals to be zero waste to landfill by 2024 and carbon and water neutral by 2034. This year, employees participated in a monthlong series of at-home waste-related events and activities, earning points for their actions. Six employee winners worked with the James M. Cox Foundation to contribute $52,500 to environmental nonprofits of their choice.  

This contribution adds to the more than $39 million the Foundation has contributed to environmental and conservation efforts. And for every employee that participated, Cox will plant a tree. All told, Cox has planted more than 400,000 trees since 2013.

Chairman’s Challenge
Team Cox

Team Cox

Our employees show their dedication to keeping the environment green through the thousands of hours spent volunteering in the field. Over the past decade our corporate volunteer program, Team Cox, has partnered with American Rivers and Ocean Conservancy to remove 26 tons of debris from our oceans and waterways.

TEAM COX'S VOLUNTEER EFFORTS