Cox believes that diversity improves our business, strengthens our communities and contributes to the economic well-being of an increased number of businesses and their employees. We value and encourage the use of qualified minority-owned (MBE); women-owned (WBE); lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ); veteran, service disabled veterans, and disability businesses in our companywide purchasing process. We seek to form mutually beneficial partnerships with suppliers who offer high-quality products or services that are competitively priced and come with excellent customer service.
For the purpose of this program, a qualified business enterprise is defined as a business that is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by one or more of the following groups, who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, and has its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States. In the case of publicly owned businesses, a member or members of diverse groups below must own at least 51 percent of the stock.
“We strive to provide best-in-class products and services for our customers, and we’re proud to work with innovative, diverse-owned suppliers who share that same goal,” said company George Richter, SVP Supply Chain Management. “We make it a priority to work with diverse-owned businesses and will continue to invest in the inspired talent and innovation diverse suppliers have to offer.”
Cox Communications, Inc. is committed to honesty, integrity and fair dealings in all of our business operations — it is the foundation of our success. We value your business and trust that your company shares our commitment to doing business right. We expect our vendors to adopt their own, comparable ethical principles and adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct.
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The Cox Communications Diverse Supplier Scholarship Program provides continuing education opportunities for small, diverse-owned businesses to fuel growth. The program is building a stronger diverse supplier network that reinforces Cox’s commitment to strengthening diverse (women, LGBTQ, veteran, disabled and minority-owned) businesses across our value chain. Cox Communications is continuously expanding the program partnership with our five education partners.
"Attending the diversity supplier series for small business leaders was one of the most valuable uses of my time in 2018. As a small business owner the information provided was invaluable. The engaging and highly educated speakers applied real-life business practicum and principles that made the application of content to my day to day business effective and seamless. Not to mention, networking in the small intimate class setting with other CEOs allowed us to ask questions and support each other in situations that were new to us in business or needed an overhaul. It was refreshing to gain different perspective from other CEOs and ask questions in regard to current business situations to develop solutions that work. I have already implemented strategies and lessons learned from the courses and have seen a significant improvement in my own business process. I can’t recommend dedicating the time to business growth by attending this course enough.”
Sara Brown, CEO
Sara Brown Events
“Cox’s High Performing Supplier Program was engaging, interactive, education and tailored for C suite level management. The program and the content allowed Cat Communication to laser focus on operations, fiscal management and sales channels to maximize our business results for our most productive year yet. In turn be a better business partner for Cox going forward”
The DiversityInc Top Companies for Supplier Diversity is a subset of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity & Inclusion list. The list is based on metrics-driven evaluation of over 1,800 companies to reflect how businesses are adopting world-class supplier diversity strategies. Cox Communications was awarded the #4 and #5 Company for Supplier Diversity in 2017 and 2018, respectively due to significant growth in diverse supplier spend and leading strategies in supplier diversity programs, accountability, and support.
|National Minority Supplier Development Council (“NMSDC”)||Minority Business Enterprise|
|Women Business Enterprise National Council (“WBENC”)||Women Business Enterprise|
|US Department of Veteran’s Affairs (“VA”)||Veteran/SD Veteran Business Enterprise|
|National Veterans Business Development Council (“NVBDC”)||Veteran/SD Veteran Business Enterprise|
|National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (“NGLCC”)||LGBTQ Business Enterprise|
|Disability: In||Disabled Owned Business Enterprise|
|Government^ (e.g. CA Supplier Clearinghouse)||All|
Regional affiliate chapters of the organizations above also accepted. Some state and local government certifications accepted – contact program manager for details.
National Minority Supplier Development Council (“NMSDC”)
US Department of Veteran’s Affairs (“VA”)
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (“NGLCC”)
Women Business Enterprise National Council (“WBENC”)
National Veterans Business Development Council (“NVBDC”)
Government^ (e.g. CA Supplier Clearinghouse)
Diversity at Cox