ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of America Recycles Day, Cox Enterprises is proud to announce that eight of its locations achieved zero waste to landfill status in 2017. Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of focusing 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.
As a part of the Cox Conserves initiative, the company adopted an aggressive corporate goal of achieving Zero Waste to Landfill by 2024. Since then, the Cox Conserves Recycling and Waste Diversion team has worked with individual locations to streamline operations, increase diversion and reduce overall waste in order to reach Zero Waste to Landfill and reduce the company's environmental impact.
"Through Cox Conserves, each of our divisions uses innovation, creativity and resourcefulness to address the significant waste challenge that is facing our world today," said Cox Enterprises' Vice President of Sustainability Keith Mask. "We're proud of our accomplishments to date, and we look forward to achieving more milestones in the years ahead."
Cox Enterprises' 2017 zero waste to landfill locations include:
- Cox Automotive's NextGear in Carmel, IN
- Cox Automotive's vAuto in Longmont, CO
- Cox Communications in Chesapeake, VA
- Cox Communications in Cranston, RI
- Cox Communications in Port Allen, LA
- Cox Communications in Tolleson, AZ
- Cox Communications in Wichita, KS
- Cox Media Group's Statesman Media in Austin, TX
These eight locations are joining seven Cox locations that achieved the zero waste to landfill status in 2016. To date, the fifteen locations have continued to maintain a 90 percent (or better) diversion of waste from landfill. Cox has been recognized by multiple organizations for its innovative waste management projects, including an Environmental Leader Project of the Year Award for its Golden Isles Conservation Center. Across the nation, Cox employees participate in cleanups to remove waste from waterways.
By engaging employees and finding ways to recycle, reuse and repurpose materials, to date, Cox Enterprises has diverted more than 100,000 tons of material from landfills.
About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 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.
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