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 $1,000 in incentives. These programs are not only good for the environment; they're good for the bottom line.

Chairman’s Cup

Named for our Chairman Jim Kennedy, the Chairman’s Cup is an employee recognition program that rewards individuals and teams for creating and implementing sustainable practices at Cox locations. One winner is chosen from each of Cox’s divisions; they each receive a trophy and $12,500 to donate to a local environmental nonprofit of their choice, funded by The James M. Cox Foundation.

The 2016 winners across each of our divisions have been responsible for:

  • Selling and recycling obsolete set-top boxes, modems, and network and facilities assets
  • Creating initiatives to eliminate polystyrene foam cups
  • Installing aerators to reduce water flow in bathroom sinks
  • Identifying new vehicles to improve fuel efficiency and decrease emissions
Chairman’s Cup
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