REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xtime, a Cox Automotive brand, has announced that its corporate headquarters in Redwood City, California, has achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status, attaining a 90% diversion rate. This milestone is part of the Cox Conserves sustainability initiative launched in 2007, which calls for all Cox Automotive companies to send 10% or less of their waste to landfills by 2024. Xtime is the first U.S. Cox Automotive brand to meet this requirement.
Xtime's dedication to sustainability, including recycling and composting, earned it a California Green Business certification in December 2015, but the company redoubled its efforts in 2016 to meet the Cox Conserves benchmark eight years ahead of schedule. After weighing its facility's trash by source, Xtime determined that individual employee trash receptacles provided the bulk of its waste. Xtime replaced these receptacles with strategically located compost and recycling bins. Through centralized binning and a vigorous employee education program, Xtime met the Cox Conserves diversion rate requirement in June 2016, composting 54% of its waste and recycling 36%.
"I'm proud of our employees and their passion and dedication for Cox Conserves," said Gary Martin, COO and general manager of Xtime. "Xtime's culture of collaboration and innovation has helped us become a more sustainable, eco-friendly company, and I'm excited to see how much more we can accomplish going forward."
"As a California-based company, a sustainable mindset is second nature for many of our employees," said Andrea Jara, senior manager of facilities and purchasing at Xtime. "This milestone is a testament to how our team can come together and bring that mindset into everything we do."
In addition to its landfill-free status, Xtime also reduced its electronic waste, focusing on mindful usage and ENERGY STAR®–certified appliances. The company plans to replicate the success of its California headquarters by implementing centralized binning in its Canada, Minnesota and Missouri offices.
To learn more about how Xtime and other Cox Automotive brands are reducing waste and energy consumption, visit coxconserves.com
Xtime delivers retention solutions for the automotive retail industry. Xtime, headquartered in Silicon Valley, is the exclusive or preferred provider for 24 major global automotive manufacturers in the United States, Canada and Australia, as well as leading dealership groups, and services 7,000 dealerships. Xtime is a Cox Automotive brand. For more information, visit Xtime.com
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 55,000 employees. Cox Enterprises' other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.