What we do every day helps our communities, clients and customers find practical solutions to significant societal challenges: waste and materials management, providing clean energy and helping address global climate change. In short, we all work every day to protect tomorrow.

How? To protect tomorrow, we focus on the following principles:

  • Ensuring no waste is wasted. We provide our communities and clients access to sustainable waste and materials management, from the largest fleet of waste-to-energy facilities in the world, to wastewater treatment, to tailored commercial waste services.
  • Reducing environmental impactsEnvironmental performance is core to our service offerings. We offer a more sustainable waste management option than landfilling for wastes remaining after recycling. The minimum expectations are to consistently remain below current regulatory thresholds for our industry and maintain full compliance with our discharge limits. Strong performance is the key to continued strong relationships with our communities and customers. It is also the prerequisite to new business opportunities.
  • Achieving world-class safety and health performance. Protecting the safety and health of our coworkers is paramount. We believe that success comes with building and maintaining a robust safety culture throughout our business through employee leadership, robust training programs, and engagement at all levels of the business.
  • Creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and collaborative corporate culture. Our dedicated workforce drives our business and our success. Key to building a successful team is our ability to attract and retain a talented and diverse workforce that is engaged in our collective mission. Collectively, we foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, driving cost reduction, revenue growth, and overall profitability.
  • Partnering with our communities. Mutual acceptance and respect between Covanta and local communities are essential to productive operations. We work continually to be a good neighbor and to invest human and financial resources in the communities in which our facilities are located.