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Environmental Sustainability

Caring for the well-being of our world

We believe resource efficiency is great for business, but our focus on protecting the planet is about so much more. It’s about driving positive environmental change both within our company and in the communities we serve. It’s a fundamental part of who we are, rooted in our core values of always doing the right thing and leading by example. 

We’re constantly seeking new ways to amplify our environmental impact, whether it’s by using alternative energy sources, implementing energy-saving practices, promoting waste reduction and recycling, conserving water or ensuring sustainability throughout our supply chain. 

Our commitment extends beyond our own operations; we’re determined to use our influence to ensure a greener, brighter future for generations to come.

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About Cox Conserves

In 2007, we launched Cox Conserves, our national sustainability program, which has been leading the way in creating positive environmental impact.  

Cox Conserves’ focus areas include energy conservation, water conservation, waste diversion and recycling and community engagement.

 

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Our conservation goals

We’re pursuing solutions to address the biggest crisis of our generation by investing in renewable energy and clean technologies to minimize our footprint. We’re also engaging with local environmental initiatives and encouraging employees to act in their daily lives. 

Our Cox Conserves goals: 

  • Send zero waste to landfill by 2024 (achieved! 
  • Become carbon neutral by 2034  
  • Become water neutral by 2034
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Our progress in protecting the planet

With nearly $140 million invested in more than 400 sustainability and conservation projects, we’ve come a long way in our journey to become a more sustainable company. We follow the simple philosophy that success comes from actions, not words. Here are some ways we’ve put this into practice: 

  • We signed agreements that will help Cox achieve more than 60% renewable energy starting in 2025. 
  • We began replacing Cox’s conventional vehicles with all-electric commercial vans. 
  • Thousands of Cox employees have reduced their personal carbon footprints through our company-wide sustainability program, the Chairman’s Challenge.

See Cox Impact Report

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Championing conservation heroes

Cox Conserves Heroes is part of our national sustainability program that recognizes individual volunteers and nonprofits making a difference for our planet. As we advance our own sustainability goals as a company, we’re proud to support others in their efforts. 

Every year, the program awards $150,000 from the James M. Cox Foundation to nine nonprofits selected by the program’s winners. The program includes three first-place grants, three second-place grants, and three third-place grants.

 

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