celebrates environmental benchmark in Burlington area

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Thu, 02/13/2020 - 3:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As strives to achieve Cox Enterprise’s company-wide “Zero Waste to Landfill” by 2024 goal, the company proudly celebrates a best-in-class recognition on an internal  ranking system analysis of waste diversion. Measured at 82% by Cox Conserves, the company’s sustainability division,’s diversion rate is an exemplary model representing the Burlington business community among Vermont’s own sustainability goals. In fact,’s latest diversion rate milestones already far exceed the statewide goal of increasing diversion rates to 50% by 2024. recognized the efforts of its employees to propel sustainable practices across the business with a ceremony honoring the ongoing dedication by team members to create a greener workplace. Since 2007, the Cox Automotive family of brands has been committed to the three company sustainability goals:  achieving zero waste to landfill by 2024 and attaining water and energy neutrality by 2044.

(Left to Right): Anne Bijur – State of Vermont, Agency of Natural Resources; Ethan Hausman – Business Outreach Coordinator, Chittenden Solid Waste District. Courtesy reached this 2019 accomplishment through a yearlong pledge to implement new initiatives to its already eco-friendly offices, such as adding 15 additional 3-stream waste stations and the removal of deskside waste bins, as well as employee engagement events like can donations for non-profits and an eWaste electronics collection of more than 2,600 lbs. of electronics.

In conjunction with Cox Automotive and Cox Conserves, the Green Team is committed to building environmentally sustainable communities. The program’s main focus is to inspire team members to embrace environmental sustainability by reducing perceived barriers, overcoming mindsets of inconvenience by demonstrating long term value and providing transitions to new paradigms, resulting in sustainable living habits and mindsets that shape the way for generations to come.

From’s LEED certified workplace, solar panel array system, and employee bus pass program to onsite community Giving Gardens, volunteer initiatives, and organic café fueled by more than 30 local farm partnerships, the company is committed to minimizing its collective impact on the environment.

In addition to being grateful for this recognition, is proud to be a top ten largest employer in Vermont, Best Places to Work in Vermont, Excellence in Worksite Wellness and Top 10 Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America.

Source: Burlington, VT, February 10, 2020 –