Three Covanta facilities have achieved ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification, including Durham York in Courtice, Ontario; Niagara Falls, New York; and Burnaby, British Columbia.

The ISO 14001:2015 certification process serves as a framework for businesses to reduce environmental impacts and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic needs. This systematic approach to environmental management systems builds long-term success through the following:

  • Preventing or mitigating negative impacts of operations on the environment.
  • Mitigating adverse effects of environmental conditions on the organization.
  • Assisting the organization with compliance obligations.
  • Enhancing environmental performance.
  • Influencing how the organization’s products and services are utilized by employing a life-cycle approach to preventing environmental impacts.
  • Achieving financial and operational benefits by implementing environmentally sound alternatives.
  • Communicating environmental information to interested parties.