Cox Conserves

Employee Actions

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 Conserves and You, 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 Conserves and You

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 50,000 individual actions.

At the end of 2016, employee actions resulted in:

  • A 1,018,000-pound reduction in CO2 emissions (the equivalent of 2.5 railcars’ worth of coal burned)
  • 761,000 gallons of water saved (enough to fill 28,000 bathtubs)
  • 68,000 pounds of waste diverted from landfills (30 dumpsters’ worth)
Cox Conserves and You
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 wasy to help Cox reach our conservation goals of sending Zero Waste to Landfill by 2024 and to be Carbon and Water Neutral by 2044. The top 10 ideas receive a $2,500 donation to an environmental organization of their choice. Two grand-prize winners receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Net Impact Conference and an additional $12,500 (total of $15,000) to donate to an environmental organization of their choice. All donations are courtesy of The James M. Cox Foundation.

Here are the winners and their ideas from the 2019 challenge:

  • Susie Scott from Cox Communications in Kansas. Her idea is to remove personal trashcan/recycle bins from employee cubes and offices to encourage carrying trash to a central location. This would eliminate individual plastic bags while reducing the cost and work of the janitorial staff.  
  • Arthur Martello from Cox Automotive in Utah. His idea is idea to have employees work remotely two to three days a week. For employees who can accomplish their work from home, this would reduce carbon emissions from vehicles while lowering traffic congestion for the community.  
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