It’s our business, our purpose and our value proposition to recover, recycle and reimagine waste for the benefit of the people we serve and the planet we share. It’s what “Protecting Tomorrow” is all about.
Covanta is proud to be a forward-thinking partner for a sustainable future.
Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 21 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.
To build a safer, cleaner, more prosperous world by ensuring no waste is ever wasted.
To help a wide range of federal, municipal and commercial clients recover, recycle and re-imagine the byproducts of our daily lives through innovative waste and energy solutions.
We help clients minimize their environmental footprint and maximize their value as they work toward a circular economy.
To advance our mission by:
Protection: We will conduct our business in an environmentally sound manner that is protective of human health and the environment.
Compliance: We will manage our work to assure compliance with all applicable environmental
regulations and requirements.
Conservation: We will minimize impacts to the environment by encouraging pollution prevention at the source, waste minimization, recycling and responsible disposal of production
Qualification: We will ensure that all employees have the necessary information, resources
and training to make informed environmental decisions.
Commitment: We are committed to being an industry leader in environmental protection by
achieving superior awareness and performance through a process of continuous improvement.
Environmental awareness and performance is the responsibility of every employee. By embracing this philosophy, we all can make a difference.
Protecting Tomorrow by Driving Sustainability Today
Working toward a better, more sustainable tomorrow for our employees, our communities and our planet is at the heart of what we do. With the damaging impacts of global climate change being felt everywhere, our mission is more important than ever.
We’re Taking Action in Our Communities
We’re proud of our history supporting environmental justice communities. In 2011,(opens in a new tab) we created and implemented our Community Outreach and Environmental Justice Policy(opens in a new tab). Through this policy we’ve pledged to provide meaningful opportunities for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, income, national origin or education level, to be knowledgeable and participate in public decisions and actions which have an impact on their environment and neighborhoods.
What It’s Like to Work with Us
Our commitment to developing sustainable solutions for society and the environment attracts the sort of employees who want to make a positive difference in the world. We can’t help it. It’s part of our DNA. Those who join our mission can contribute to a sustainable future for the planet we call home and make a tangible difference as part of a collaborative team that values all voices.
Fostering an inclusive, respectful and equitable work environment
Diversity, inclusivity, engagement—these are the values that help us foster a strong sense of community within Covanta. By embracing the unique talents, perspectives and experiences of our employees, we cultivate an environment that embraces teamwork, encourages open dialogue and provides opportunities for growth.
Differing perspectives, curious conversations and fresh ideas drive innovation — a competitive advantage that is essential in our industry. From company-wide annual trainings to team-meeting conversation starters, together we are continuously learning and improving.
Become a Protector of Tomorrow
At Covanta, the work we do is more than just a job. It’s a commitment to environmental problem-solving and sustainable progress—to do all that we can to safeguard the future of our people, our planet and our shared prosperity. Building a safer, smarter world is no simple task, but it is something we can achieve together. Join us in protecting tomorrow.