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.

At the end of 2019, employee actions resulted in:

  • A 9,700,000-pound reduction in CO2 emissions (the equivalent of 19 railcars’ worth of coal burned)
  • 7,745,000 gallons of water saved (enough to fill 10 Olympic swimming pools)
  • 864,000 pounds of waste diverted from landfills (384 dumpsters’ worth)

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 will participate in a monthlong series of at-home waste-related events and activities, earning points for their actions. The six employees with the most points at the end of the month will work with the James M. Cox Foundation to contribute $52,500 to environmental nonprofits of their choice.  

This contribution will add to the more than $39 million the Foundation has contributed to environmental and conservation efforts. And for every employee that participates, Cox will plant a tree. This commitment will add up to 25,000 new trees to the more than 380,000 trees Cox has planted 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