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Covia Mitigating Carbon Footprint in Denmark

Covia Mitigating Carbon Footprint in Denmark

Published 05-24-23

Submitted by Covia

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Fredericia, Denmark, is known for its vast forests and many beautiful stretches of coastline, and it is home to Covia’s only operation in Europe. Covia Europe’s core business is high-end resin coated ceramics, in the form of custom coatings, including resin coated ceramics for the oil and gas market and polymer coated sand for use as infill for artificial turf.

Operating in a country that is considered a hub for sustainable innovation, our Team Members in Denmark are leveraging cutting edge technologies to reduce our carbon footprint. In fact, the facility in Fredericia is targeting a 70% absolute reduction in GHG emissions by 2030. 

Ongoing emissions-reducing initiatives aimed at achieving this target include:

  • Using high-efficiency blowers in production processes;
  • Sourcing at least 40% of electricity from wind turbines;
  • Phasing out all existing forklifts in favor of electric-powered units; and 
  • Procuring required materials locally to decrease transportation emissions.

Importantly, these ambitious initiatives by our Team Members in Denmark will also help identify and test solutions that could be applied more broadly across our operations.

For more information about Covia’s energy efficiency and emissions reduction efforts, visit

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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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