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Doing Business with Covanta

Covanta views the supply chain as a strategic component of our business and we constantly seek ways to improve our performance and reduce costs. Such improvements come from many sources, including achieving procurement economies of scale and standardizing products to reduce costs and inventory valuation.

We seek a diverse base of global suppliers who are capable of providing best cost at the highest levels of quality. Covanta depends on our suppliers for high-quality, innovative products and services, competitive prices and on-time delivery. 

We are interested in suppliers who:

  • Add value to the supply chain by providing the best total cost of acquisition 
  • Have a core competency in the product commodity or service they provide 
  • Are financially healthy with a solid business plan for future growth
  • Reduce risk by having redundancies built into their business
  • Promote a culture built upon developing long-term partnerships and sustainable solutions
  • Support minority, women and disabled veterans' business enterprises
  • Covanta understands the significance of the relationships we develop with our suppliers. Suppliers are critical to our future growth and success. Our goal is to develop mutually beneficial relationships that allow our suppliers to attain the highest level of supply chain excellence.

What We Buy

We seek to work with suppliers who offer the best overall value and who operate and provide products and services that are environmentally-friendly. Supplier sustainability is an important consideration in our selection of suppliers.

Operating Supplies

Fire Protection Equipment & Supplies
Generators & Compressors
Motors & Motor Controls
Fabricated Steel Products
Measuring Equipment

General Services

Building Maintenance & Repair
Consulting Services
Engineering & Management
Environmental Services



Industrial Supplies

Tools & Safety Equipment
Paints, Varnishes, Thinners, Protective Coatings
Janitorial Supplies
Safety Equipment, Safety Wear and Boots
Welding Equipment
Rental Equipment

Indirect Purchases

Printed Material
Office and Computer Supplies
Promotional Items
Furniture and Fixtures
Temporary Labor

Mechanical Contracting Services

Construction Services
Mechanical Contracting Services
Bags and Cages
Electrical Contractors
Inconel Overlay
Mobile Equipment Tires

Pressure Parts

Refractory Tiles
Tube Shields
Inconel Wire
Economizer Parts

Chemicals, Reagents, Fuels & Gases

Bulk and Cylinder Gases
Turbine Lube Oils, Motor Oils, Fuel Oil
Activated Carbon
Caustic Soda

Natural gas
Sulphuric Acid

Phosphoric Acid
Water Treatment Chemicals & Services

Information Systems

Computers & Accessories
Software License Agreements
Programming Services
Cell Phones & Pagers
Local & Long Distance Services
Telecommunications Equipment

Becoming a Covanta Supplier

Suppliers interested in working with Covanta should fill out the Supplier Form. If a supplier’s capabilities align with Covanta’s purchasing and business needs, the supplier will be contacted for additional information including, but not limited to, an RFQ, Supplier Setup form and a Master Agreement.

Supplier Application Instructions

In order to move quickly through the supplier application process, it is important that all Covanta forms be fully completed with all mandatory (*) fields answered. Suppliers should complete and sign the form in pen. Covanta forms are used to add new suppliers, clean-up active vendor information and/or to reactivate deactivated suppliers.

Supplier Form

Supplier Relations

We maintain and practice the highest possible standards of business ethics, professional courtesy and competence in all dealings with suppliers and contractors. Our business must be transacted in a fair and businesslike manner that incorporates clarity of style, purpose and articulation of anticipated results. We are strong advocates of optimally-written contracts and enhanced relationships that provide the best value to our company. Scrupulous attention to applicable laws must be observed at all times. 

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Approved Supplier Enrollment

Once you are selected to partner with us, we provide easy-to-follow steps to get your company set up and ready to embark on a great journey together. 

Enrollment Information

Purchase and Change Order Information

Our invoices are user-friendly. To help facilitate quick and accurate navigation of our purchase orders, we have prepared a simple How-To reference guide. Click here for How to Read a Covanta Purchase Order.

Change orders must be approved before you begin the change order work. Please fill out the Change Order Authorization Form and submit it for approval.