Cox Enterprises Sustainable Operations Fact Sheet by akn18992

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									                              Cox Enterprises:
                      Sustainable Operations Fact Sheet
Cox Conserves, the company’s national sustainability program, launched in 2007 with the goal to reduce
Cox’s carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2017. Since 2000, Cox Enterprises has already reduced its
carbon footprint by 10 percent. Below is a sampling of how Cox and its subsidiaries are lessening their
impact on the environment through sustainable operations.

Reducing Consumption of Resources:
   • At Cox’s corporate headquarters, foodservice packaging is produced from sustainable, renewable
      plant sources. Hot plates and bowls are made from sugar, and cups and salad plates are made
      from corn – both disintegrate in up to 60 days.

    •   Motion-sensored sinks and lights been placed in buildings throughout the company to lessen Cox
        Enterprises’ use of natural resources. Waterless urinals also decrease Cox’s use of water.

    •   Water Conservation Centers have been created at two Manheim locations. Combined, the
        Centers annually remove 92 tons of contaminants from the water and save 10 million gallons of
        water.

    •   Manheim’s Paint Mix Management program enables paint shops to mix only the amount of paint
        needed for a job, thus reducing unnecessary waste. This action is expected to reduce air
        pollutants by 10 percent, or 36 tons, nationally. Moving from solvent-based paints to water-based
        paints is expected to reduce air pollutants by 40 percent, or 145 tons, nationally, and lower
        volatile organic compounds by 25 percent. Manheim also uses a solvent recycler that reduces
        solvent usage by roughly 70 percent to 80 percent.

    •   In Arizona, Cox Communications created a “green” call center by enabling customer service
        representatives to work from home – an environmentally conscious move to reduce commuter
        traffic, office waste and electrical consumption. The program increases worker satisfaction and
        retention, and saves the company more than $3,300 per agent per year in space, equipment and
        operational costs.

    •   Cox Business encourages customers to go paperless with an electronic ordering system. In the
        fourth quarter of 2008 alone, more than 50,000 pieces of paper were saved due to electronic
        ordering.

Producing Sustainable Energy:
   • Cox Enterprises harnesses light from the sun to create sustainable energy in Arizona, California,
       Georgia, New Jersey and Oregon.

    •   Overall, Cox Enterprises is generating enough energy to power 155 average-sized homes and
        preventing 1,231 tons of greenhouse gases from entering the environment through its solar
        projects on an annual basis. The company embraces multiple forms of technology, including
        photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal designs.



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    •   KHPT-FM, a Cox radio station, in Houston installed a natural geothermal cooling system for the
        building. The air going into the system is 140 degrees, but returns to the transmitter room at 52 –
        80 degrees, depending on the time of year. This decreases electrical consumption by 26,000
        watts.

Constructing Eco-Friendly Buildings:
   • In New England, Cox Communications has an advanced lighting and HVAC control system that
       automatically shuts down portions of the building during off-hours. This equipment is expected to
       yield a 30 percent energy savings. Aging boilers were replaced with new energy-efficient boiler
       systems that reduce energy consumption by 40 percent.

    •   WPXI-TV, a Cox television station, constructed an eco-friendly building from the ground up.
        Seventy-five percent of the building has a raised floor, which makes heating and cooling the
        building 25 percent more efficient. Twenty percent of the building materials came from recycled
        content, and the hardwood floors are made of bamboo, a fast growing and replenishable wood. A
        wetland area was created that saw the replanting of sensitive vegetation, and the majority of the
        landscaped property uses a "no mow" fescue - grass that does not require mowing to cut down
        on lawn mower emissions.

    •   At Cox Radio, high-efficiency transmitters and LED lighting are used on towers.

Greening the Company Fleet:
   • Cox Enterprises uses flex-fuel vehicles and is replacing fleet vehicles with more fuel-efficient
       models and hybrids. Ninety-eight percent of Cox’s fleet is comprised of low-emissions vehicles.

    •   Cox Enterprises installed the Trimble GPS systems in 5,000 vehicles, which saves more than one
        million gallons of fuel and at least $2 million in fuel costs each year. The fleet management
        solutions also enable the company to reduce its carbon footprint by cutting over 25 million pounds
        of CO2.

    •   To participate in Cox Enterprises’ Executive Vehicle program, company leaders are incented to
        select cars that achieve 27 MPG or more.

    •   Cox Communications’ hybrid bucket trucks provide dramatic fuel savings of nearly 60 percent
        with the gasoline engine off and the electric motor powering the vehicle. Diesel emissions are
        completely eliminated when the hybrid truck operates equipment such as overhead utility booms
        solely on the truck’s battery power, instead of requiring the engine to run.

Recycling Materials:
   • Cox Enterprises created an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling partnership with Redemtech that
       also provides secure treatment of customer and company data. By working with Redemtech
       across all its business units, Cox is diverting an estimated 1.8 million pounds of e-waste from
       landfills each year.

    •   At its corporate headquarters, Cox placed recycling bins at each desk and throughout the
        campus. Unlike most recycling containers, the bins accept multiple materials rather than just
        paper. More than 300 tons of materials have been recycled since 2007.

    •   Cox Newspapers prints on recycled paper, and many locations have eliminated the discharge of
        silver and other pollutants into sewer systems through computer-to-plate conversions.

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    •   In Rhode Island, Cox Communications created a composting program that turns waste into
        fertilizer for company landscapers and recycles three-quarters of the discarded materials.

    •   In Arizona, Cox Communications created and enacted Project TWIG (Turning Waste Into
        Growth). The proceeds from the recycling program are donated to local charities. To date, Project
        TWIG has recycled more than 15 tons of aluminum and plastic, 145 tons of paper, and 58 tons of
        cardboard and has donated more than $12,000.


For more information on Cox Conserves and to learn about Cox’s environmental initiatives across the
company, please visit CoxConserves.com.

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About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues
exceeding $15 billion and more than 66,000 employees, the company’s major operating subsidiaries
include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access,
commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and
certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group, Inc. (television stations,
digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms and Cox Radio, Inc.); and AutoTrader.com (online
automotive classifieds and related publications). Additionally, Cox’s Internet operations include
Kudzu.com and Adify Corporation, a unit of Cox TMI, Inc.

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Halter
(678) 645-0762
elizabeth.halter@coxinc.com

								
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