Standing with our Neighbors and Communities
At Covanta, we work to make a positive difference through investment, innovation, transparency and engagement.
We recognize that some communities have been disproportionately burdened by the cumulative effects of industrial operations. This is why we hold ourselves to a higher standard - one that comes from personal motivation to do the right thing. Always.
Going Beyond Being a Good Neighbor
By being engaged in our communities, we are able to tailor solutions and gain a clearer perspective on our impact and how we can affect and improve lives. This comes with open, transparent communication, as well as by the following:
Financial Investments for a More Sustainable World
Every day our sustainable processes divert waste from landfills, which prevents the production of the climate-damaging gas methane. But why stop there? We don't. In fact, we are continuously improving our operations. Over the last 10 years, we've invested half a billion dollars into our sites to stay on the cutting edge of technology to further vanquish greenhouse gasses.
Protecting the Future
In everything we do, we aim to protect tomorrow. That includes educating future STEM leaders about the importance of our state-of-the-art facilities and how they can combat climate change. To date, we've had nearly 165,000 students visit our sites, sponsored school recycling programs and supported environmental clubs, like the Green Bees in Newark, New Jersey.
Supporting Real Actions for Communities
We are committed to measurable action to protect the communities we serve and operate in. Our industry-first environmental justice policy served as a national model and over a decade later this policy continues to evolve to guide our community engagement. We were also one of the first companies to support the landmark environmental justice legislation in New Jersey, which aims to address the cumulative environmental impacts in overburdened areas.