Nothing is more engaging than a bit of healthy competition. That’s the idea behind our annual Chairman’s Cup that engages Cox employees across the country in sustainable business practices. From each of our major subsidiaries, we name a Chairman’s Cup winner, who is awarded $12,500 to donate to a local environmental nonprofit of their choice. Our employees approach the Chairman’s Cup with enthusiasm and creativity, determined to find new ways to go green. In 2014, we had 82 entries — the most since launching the program in 2012. And the winners were:
Cox Enterprises: A team at corporate headquarters developed a scoring and tracking system to manage idle time for the Cox Communications fleet. The program should save 269,000 gallons of fuel and 2.8 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Cox Communications: In Cox Communications’ residential phone business, an Atlanta team found a way to reduce the company’s total annual energy consumption by 18,734 kWh through an improved product procedure.
Cox Automotive: Manheim Detroit created a conservation committee that encouraged employees to bring their own cups to work, eliminating 50,000 Styrofoam cups, and to donate 6,000 used pens and pencils to local schools.
Cox Media Group: The Dayton, Ohio, team saved 64,000 kWh monthly by installing a new air compressor. They also removed 5,000 pounds of trash from the Great Miami River, launched a bike commuting program and eliminated 25 printers, saving $4,000 a month.