By embracing diversity, we foster a work community that opens minds and opportunities, helping Covanta grow stronger as a company.
Creating a diverse, inclusive environment that embraces the unique talents, perspectives and experiences of our employees is our mission. We strive to meet and exceed the expectations of our client communities, business partners and shareholders. We aim to reflect in our employees the diversity of the communities where our facilities are located.
Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council
Our Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council comprises executive leaders from across Covanta’s functional areas. The Council has responsibility for D&I initiatives and meets quarterly to discuss advancement-related strategies and ensure alignment with key business objectives.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Our Employee Resource Groups play an integral role in supporting our D&I mission.
They are actively engaged in helping Covanta attract and retain diverse talent that leverages new perspectives. The ERGs also facilitate connections in the workplace through sharing of common goals, interests, and values, and foster a sense of community by promoting Covanta’s role as a good neighbor with the rallying mission of Powering Today and Protecting Tomorrow.
CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion
In 2019, CEO Stephen J. Jones joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
This initiative includes nearly 700 leaders from US companies and academic institutions that have pledged to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best practices can be shared across organizations.
- Covanta President and CEO Stephen J. Jones