Zero waste is achievable.
Waste management key component of company's national sustainability program
ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of America Recycles Day, Cox Enterprises is proud to announce seven of its locations have achieved zero waste to landfill status. Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program, focuses on waste management and carbon and water conservation. The program engages each of the company's major divisions: Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group.
"Through Cox Conserves, we are committed to making a positive impact on the environment," said Cox Enterprises Senior Vice President Lacey Lewis, who oversees the company's sustainability operations. "This means finding every possible way to recycle, reuse and repurpose materials at our locations. I'm extremely proud that each of our major divisions has a zero waste to landfill location."
As a diversified company, Cox Enterprises operates a wide variety of facilities, including traditional office buildings, call centers, printing locations, broadcast studios, wholesale automotive auctions and retail locations.
Cox Enterprises' zero waste to landfill locations include:
- Cox Communications in Harahan, Louisiana (Edwards Ave. location)
- Cox Communications in Phoenix, Ariz. (West Watkins Dr. location)
- Cox Media Group's Print Technology Center in Franklin, Ohio
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's N. Fulton Distribution Center in Alpharetta, Ga.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Printing Facility in Norcross, Ga.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Stone Mountain Distribution Center in Stone Mountain, Ga.
- Xtime's Headquarters in Redwood City, Calif.
Across the nation, Cox has identified ways to support its award-winning waste management program. In Arizona, Cox Communications implemented Project TWIG (turning waste into growth) to sell its used materials and donate the funds to local youth-focused nonprofits. Cox's corporate campus in Atlanta features a waste reduction system that repurposes food and paper products from the dining facility into a soil amendment, which is used for landscaping to improve plant growth.
Earlier this year, Cox announced it is constructing the Golden Isles Conservation Center in Nahunta, Ga. The facility will remove tires from the waste stream, repurpose them and generate clean energy.
Through partnerships with American Rivers and Ocean Conservancy, Cox employees have removed more than 25 tons of waste during ocean and river cleanups in the District of Columbia, Calif., Fl., Ga., Ohio, Okla. and Wash. Cox employees also participate in e-waste collections at its locations across the nation.
About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).
The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.
About Cox Conserves:
Launched in 2007 by Chairman Jim Kennedy, Cox Conserves is Cox Enterprises' national sustainability program. Cox Conserves focuses on reducing waste and energy consumption, as well as conserving water. The program engages each of the company's major subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group) and encourages Cox Enterprises' 60,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.
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