Driven by a Purpose
When it comes to building a better future, we start from the inside out. We are thousands with one goal: Leave the world better than we found it for the next generation. Our employees bring our company purpose to life every day through their conservation efforts, contributions and community volunteerism.
Our social impact initiative aims to remove obstacles and expand access to programs to help 34 million people live more prosperous lives by 2034, and our employee actions are essential to achieving our goal. Learn more about 34 by 34.
Team Cox is our enterprisewide, employee-powered volunteer force. Team Cox’s hard work highlights that doing the right thing for the environment and our community is at the very core of who we are. We live this value by donating time as well as money. We believe in rolling up our sleeves and getting to work in the communities we serve and call home. Every year, Team Cox volunteers rack up tens of thousands of volunteer hours.
Our volunteerism is focused on solving challenges for underserved communities in two strategic areas:
- STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)
We also support our communities and partners through financial donation and by generating awareness through in-kind media support.
A Positive Environmental Impact
There are countless ways to make more environmentally friendly decisions and our employees are empowered with the tools and information to take eco-friendly actions, both at work and at home. Whether they’re forgoing a plastic straw or purchasing a hybrid vehicle, our employees’ efforts make an important contribution to progress toward our Cox Conserves sustainability goals.
Impact from employee lifestyle changes include:
- 6.9 million pounds carbon emissions saved
- 5.3 million gallons of water saved
- 769 thousand pounds of waste diverted
Chairman and CEO Alex Taylor continues our long tradition of empowering people today to build a better future for the next generation through efforts to improve the environment. In 2007, Chairman Emeritus Jim Kennedy launched Cox Conserves, our national sustainability program that seeks to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become carbon and water neutral by 2034. Jim also launched the first Chairman’s Challenge to our employees in 2012. Find out who won the 2023 Chairman’s Challenge.