Award Recognizes Dealership for Environmental Accomplishments
Cox Automotive Presents Motorcars Honda with Leader in Sustainability Award
Friday October 13, 2017
- Cox Automotive presented the third annual Leader in Sustainability Award to Motorcars Honda at the 2017 Automotive News Best Dealerships to Work For celebration this week.
- “At Cox, being good stewards of the environment and inspiring others to protect our national resources is in our DNA,” said George. “Motorcars Honda is a wonderful example of conservation commitment in action, and we’re excited to celebrate their success with the Cox Automotive Leader in Sustainability Award.”
- Motorcars Honda stood out among this year’s contenders for the Leader in Sustainability Award for the dealerships’ numerous conservation efforts across carbon, water and waste.
ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2017 – With sustainability and community service acting as driving forces behind how it operates its businesses, Cox Automotive presented the third annual Leader in Sustainability Award to Motorcars Honda at the 2017 Automotive News Best Dealerships to Work For celebration this week. Presented by Joe George, senior vice president of Vehicle Advantage for Manheim, this award recognizes a dealership for outstanding contributions in sustainable programs, with a focus on innovation, creativity and engagement with community and employees.
“At Cox, being good stewards of the environment and inspiring others to protect our national resources is in our DNA,” said George. “Motorcars Honda is a wonderful example of conservation commitment in action, and we’re excited to celebrate their success with the Cox Automotive Leader in Sustainability Award.”
Motorcars Honda stood out among this year’s contenders for the Leader in Sustainability Award for the dealerships’ numerous conservation efforts across carbon, water and waste. The dealership installed the largest singular solar array at a dealership to become the first carbon-neutral dealership in the world. The array generates 50 to 70 percent of their energy needs. To conserve water, Motorcars Honda uses recycled water in their Rainforest Car Wash. And, at the facility, the dealership implemented a recycling program, which they encourage staff and customers to use, to help with waste diversion.
Beyond their four walls, Motorcars Honda staff extends their efforts to the community through several engagements. In 2016, the dealership hosted a Solar Car Derby, where they donated and distributed over 150 solar panel car kits to local community families. Kids assembled and decorated the solar panel cars and brought them to the race, where they learned about sustainability and competed against others for the chance to win an iPad mini. Employees also volunteer throughout the year with initiatives such as Earth Day Coalition, Green City Blue Lake and Organic and Urban Farming.
“Like our team at Motorcars Honda, Cox Automotive understands that every step we take today toward conservation helps shape a better future for our children and our communities,” said Chuck Gile, owner of Motorcars Honda. “We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment and inspire change in our employees and neighbors.”
For their leadership in promoting green business practices and making a difference through community service, Motorcars Honda will receive $10,000 to fund a sustainability project, as well as an energy audit from the Cox Conserves team.
As a part of Cox Enterprises, Cox Automotive participates in the national Cox Conserves sustainability program, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The vision of Cox Conserves is to create positive environmental change in communities by operating in ways that reduce the company’s impact and inspire employees, customers, suppliers and partners.
About Manheim North America (www.manheim.com)
Manheim® is North America’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers to the largest wholesale used vehicle marketplace and most extensive auction network. Through 127 traditional and mobile auction sites and diverse digital channels, the company helps dealer and commercial clients achieve business results by providing innovative end-to-end inventory solutions. Approximately 18,000 employees enable Manheim to register about 8 million used vehicles per year, facilitate transactions representing nearly $57 billion in value and generate annual revenues of $3 billion. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, financial, retail and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 34,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.
About Cox Conserves
Launched in 2007 by Chairman Jim Kennedy, Cox Conserves is Cox Enterprises’ national sustainability program. Cox Conserves focuses on reducing waste and energy consumption, as well as conserving water. The program engages each of the company’s major subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group) and encourages Cox Enterprises’ 60,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.
The company’s sustainability goals are to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become carbon and water neutral by 2044. The company also presents the Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey, a nationwide survey that examines sustainability opportunities and challenges for small and medium-sized businesses.