ATLANTA April 25, 2012 ®
Cox’s inclusion on the list can be attributed to the comprehensive approach it takes to diversity, which includes ensuring the company is not only inclusive in hiring and retaining employees, but also in its supplier relationships, community outreach and the products and services it offers.
In other awards announced by DiversityInc, Cox Communications also ranked No. 8 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Blacks.
Pat Esser Luke Visconti
"Cox’s key strength is its consistency in each of the four areas measured across the survey and its deep community connections," Visconti said. "Cox reports that 48 percent of its philanthropic spend goes to multicultural organizations, and a third of its senior executives serve on boards of multicultural nonprofits."
A total of 587 companies participated in the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 competition, up 11 percent from last year. The list included companies from a wide range of industries, including consulting, retail, manufacturing and banking.
Twelve percent more companies were able to answer every question on the 300-field survey, which is divided into four parts: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity. The results are determined by statistical analysis. It is an independent editorial process, and there is no fee to enter the competition and no requirement to conduct business with DiversityInc.
There has been significant movement on the list this year:
- Twenty companies moved up in rank; 24 moved down; six kept the same ranking
- Three companies moved on to the list from the 25 Noteworthy Companies list last year
- Two companies came back to the list after falling off last year
- Two companies made the list for the first time, one of which was a first-time participant
SOURCE Cox Communications