Cox Enterprises has set national paper standards for its business locations in a move that the company expects to annually save the equivalent of 5,040 trees and about 2.5 million gallons of water, as well as eliminate nearly 80 tons of waste.
Cox’s operations across the country are now using FSC-certified copy paper that is made from 30 percent postconsumer content.
Staples is providing the paper.
By extending its Cox Conserves principles to the supply chain, the company says it is encouraging its partners to incorporate sustainability into their business practices.
Cox’s Supplier Sustainability Program launched in 2013 with 50 vendors and doubled in size this year to include 100, representing billions of dollars in products and services.
Cox announced expanded goals earlier this year to send zero waste to landfill in the next seven to 10 years and become carbon and water neutral in the next 25 to 30 years.