Human Capital Management

Human Capital Management

October 12, 2010

Cox Enterprises Supports LGBT Employees

The Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index rates businesses on their treatment towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers. As per the HRC’s Index rating, Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company, received a perfect 100 percent for the third consecutive year.

Cox (News - Alert) Enterprises perfect score was based on several factors including employee benefits, diversity training programs and community involvement. All the major Cox Enterprises subsidiaries, such as Cox Communications, Manheim, Cox Media Group and, were also included in the rating.

For encouraging diversity among their employees, communities, products and suppliers, Cox Enterprises and its companies were recognized for their efforts with honors such as DiversityInc magazine's Top 50 Companies for Diversity (Cox Communications) and AARP's Best Employers for Workers over 50 (Manheim). Almost $320 millions were spent in the year 2009 for minority and women-owned suppliers by Cox.

The HRC Foundation maintains rigorous, transparent and achievable criteria for the Corporate Equality Index and provides the necessary tools for employers to meet them. Criteria’s can be changed based on the inputs from expert LGBT workplace advocates and leaders from advanced firms with due consideration of the changing landscape of legal protections for LGBT employees and their families from state to state.

Cox Enterprises generates annual revenue of nearly $15 billion with more than 66,000 employees. The company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. that provides cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions; Manheim, Inc., that delivers vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products; Cox Media Group provides services for television stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Radio, Inc., and which is an online automotive advertising and related publications. Additionally, and Adify Corporation, a unit of Cox TMI handle the Internet operations of Cox Communications.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

blog comments powered by Disqus