ATLANTA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications was recognized as one of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity for the ninth time at a reception last night. For the last eight years, Cox has ranked in the top 25, with a ranking of No. 18 this year, up from No. 22 in 2013.
The rankings are determined by an objective methodology that calculates factors such as Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development (including commitments to mentorship and philanthropy), CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies. Survey participation is free to any company with at least 1,000 U.S. workers.
"Diversity and inclusion has been at the core of Cox Communications' mission and values for more than 50 years, " said Pat Esser, Cox Communications president, who also leads the company's Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Council. "I'm proud of the work we continue to do to foster diversity with our people, customers, suppliers and in the community."
Cox's inclusion on these prestigious lists can be attributed to the comprehensive approach it takes to diversity, which includes ensuring the company is not only inclusive in hiring and retaining employees, but also in its supplier relationships, community outreach and the products and services it offers.
"Few companies have the dedicated diversity-and-inclusion leadership of Cox Communications President Pat Esser," said Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc. "This year, rising four spots, Cox enhanced its diversity recruiting strategy."
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About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for seven years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
SOURCE Cox Communications