Covanta Announces New Vice President of Safety and Health

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Covanta (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, announces the appointment of Charles E. Clarke to the role of vice president, safety and health.

Clarke comes to Covanta from Air Liquide, based in Houston, TX, where he was a Corporate Safety and Industrial Hygiene manager. At Covanta, he is tasked with setting the direction and driving continuous improvement of the company’s safety and health programs, identifying leading and lagging indicators for new and existing operations, construction and capital projects. He reports to Michael J. de Castro, Covanta’s Executive Vice President of Supply Chain.

“We are very pleased to be adding a leader like Chuck to our team,” said de Castro. “At Covanta, safety is not simply programs or metrics – it’s our number one priority. Our goal is to achieve world-class safety and health performance through disciplined continuous improvement, safety leadership at all levels, full employee engagement and an established world-class safety culture. I’m confident that with Chuck’s experience and leadership, we will get there.”

Mr. Clarke brings more than 25 years of safety, health and environmental excellence. In addition to Air Liquide, he has held various senior-level positions with Ascend Performance Materials, Rhone-Poulenc/Aventis and others, where he managed global teams specializing in world-class programs and performance.

Mr. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (formerly known as Cook College), a Juris Doctor degree from West Virginia University College of Law and a Master of Science degree in industrial hygiene from the University of Michigan.

Covanta is among the top 10 companies in the United States with a majority of operating locations recognized as STAR Worksites under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). VPP is a management system program recognizing employers and employees who demonstrate exemplary achievement in the prevention and control of occupational safety and health hazards.

About Covanta

Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 22 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle over 600,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit


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