Cox Communications Ranked 20 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® List

ATLANTA, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications has been named to the 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list for its demonstrated use of diversity best practices and measured results. This is the direct result of Cox's unwavering commitment to improving the inclusiveness of its workplaces; its focus on delivering the best, most relevant services to its customers; its diversity leadership with vendors, and the company's dedication to communities it serves.

"Cox Communications has thoughtfully planned for the incorporation of diversity and inclusion practices and goals into our business priorities in order to insure the future success of our company. Our company is enriched by the diversity of thinking in our workplaces, helping us to create and deliver better services and produce more satisfied customers who trust us to deliver their entertainment and communications services," said Pat Esser, Cox Communications President, who also leads the company's Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Council. "Cox is honored that DiversityInc has recognized us once again for making diversity and inclusion a key business practice for our employees, customers and partners."

This is Cox's sixth year on the list and is the fifth consecutive year in which Cox has ranked in the top 25. In addition to its prestigious ranking in the DiversityInc Top 50, Cox has also earned diversity distinction for three consecutive years with a 100% rating in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. And, for seven straight years, Cox has been named the Best Operator for Women in the annual Women in Cable Telecommunications PAR Survey.  

"I have personally seen how the entire leadership of Cox is passionate about diversity and works hard to create an extremely inclusive workplace," said Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc. "They have created a company where employees trust and value each other."

Five hundred thirty-five companies participated in The 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® ranking, an increase of 19 percent from last year. Now in its 11th year, the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® List is the largest competition of its kind. The list is determined solely from a comprehensive survey of diversity management that measures CEO commitment, human capital, corporate communications and supplier diversity. Companies on the DiversityInc Top 50 have clarity of their absolute values of human dignity, demonstrating global adherence to these core beliefs.  

Visconti added, "There is a direct correlation between best practices in diversity management and human-capital results, but we feel our list is really about measuring a company's cultural ability to relate to a rapidly developing marketplace – not only in a composition but in its ability to immediately reward companies that have demonstrated respect."

About DiversityInc:

DiversityInc is a monthly business magazine, with a daily web site, The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® List is a purely editorial process and is completely independent of any business conducted with the company. DiversityInc was launched in 1997.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at y

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