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Covia’s Goals That Inspire: Environmental Stewardship

Covia’s Goals That Inspire: Environmental Stewardship

Published 04-11-23

Submitted by Covia

a little girl holding a turtle

Covia’s NSO, Ontario facility supports the protection of local turtle populations by collecting and incubating eggs. To support the Blanding’s turtle, snapping turtle and painted turtle the facility fully embraces Environmental, Social Corporate Governance (ESG) principles. Covia Team Members retrieve and incubate the eggs, then release the turtles after hatching. Over the past few years, NSO has conducted nesting surveys, collecting 991 eggs with a 70% hatch rate. This important program supports the mission of the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre “to protect and conserve Ontario’s native turtles and the habitat in which they live”.

The protection of local turtle populations and other conservation projects such as this has been recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), honoring the facility with gold certification.

This is just one example of Covia’s responsibility to Environmental Stewardship. Environmental Stewardship is firmly embedded in the company’s DNA and is reflected in the aggressive commitments with targeted and measurable metrics that require innovation, collaboration and problem-solving from everyone in the organization. Covia’s strategy is designed to not only meet the needs of stakeholders today, but to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

Covia’s Environmental Stewardship are centered around:

  • Improving our energy efficiency and doing our part to address Climate Change
  • Protecting Essential Water Supply by monitoring, recycling and reusing to the extent possible
  • Preserving, Restoring and Improving Biodiversity through responsible land use and resource conservation

For full details about Environmental Stewardship at Covia, please see the 2021 ESG Report (

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At Covia, we are committed to being more than just a leading provider of high-performance mineral and material solutions – we believe that our company can make a positive difference in the world. This belief is what drives our environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, which is influenced by both our journey as an organization and the events in the world around us.

Our commitment to operating as a responsible corporate citizen has been embedded into every aspect of our business for decades and serves as the foundation for Covia’s ESG initiatives. From our operations to our Team Members and the communities in which we live and work, we continue to define WHAT WE’RE MADE OF as more than the materials we produce, but the impact we can make in every interaction.

In 2021, we enhanced our approach toward accelerating ESG performance by developing our formal GOALS THAT INSPIRE: ESG 2030. These 10 goals, broken into our three core areas - Environmental Stewardship, Positive Social Impact and Responsible Governance & Ethics - were developed by Covia Team members across the company and are designed to drive tangible and measurable progress in areas where we can make the most impact.

We have the commitment and strategy in place to drive meaningful progress and we are pledging to make a positive differences for our people, our planet and our communities.

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