Cox Communications Wins Distinguished Merit Citation
Apr 02, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Cox Communications announced they received the Distinguished Merit Citation from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) organization.
Cox received this recognition from VCIC for the company's diversity engagement practices in Hampton Roads and throughout the state.
According to a release, specific items noted by VCIC are as follows:
- Community Engagement : Cox's commitment to diversity extends beyond the workplace into the Hampton Roads community. Social responsibility; with an emphasis on supporting youth, education and environmental sustainability; lies at the heart of Cox's values.
- Supplier Diversity: Cox actively seeks diverse suppliers through its membership in the National Minority Supplier Development Council and its affiliates. Cultivating supplier diversity is very important to Cox.
- Diversity Partnerships: Building partnerships with organizations representing diverse groups has allowed Cox to reach its social responsibility objectives more broadly. Cox has partnerships with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Hampton Roads; the Urban League of Hampton Roads; the Filipino-American Unity Organization; the Asian-Indians of Hampton Roads, and many others in the company's efforts to strengthen its diverse community partnerships.
Gary McCollum, Cox Senior Vice President and General Manager, said, "Connecting with the communities we serve is an important part of our operations and is at the core of our company values. In the past year alone, our cash and in-kind donations to community causes have exceeded $10 million."
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network.
The Virginia Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the organization has presented humanitarian awards annually in the Tidewater area for 48 years.
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