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Discover What Inspires Us: A Message from Covia’s CEO

Bruno Biasiotta, President and Chief Executive Officer

Discover What Inspires Us: A Message from Covia’s CEO

Bruno Biasiotta, President and Chief Executive Officer

Published 06-19-24

Submitted by Covia

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Reclamation Field in Roff - Submitted by Brandon Wilson

Originally published in Covia’s 2023 ESG Report

Covia’s unwavering commitment to corporate responsibility, demonstrated through 19 consecutive years of reporting, is truly inspiring and I am proud to add my name to this legacy. Furthermore, it is my privilege to reaffirm Covia’s commitment to support the United Nations Global Compact and its 10 principles covering human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

As I reviewed our 2023 achievements, our strong safety performance and decline in injury rate are commendable. At Covia, safety is and must always be our north star. Additionally, significant investments were made in energy efficiency projects while also enhancing our land management, reclamation, and biodiversity programs to further our environmental goals.

Community support remains a clear focus, demonstrated through donations by The Covia Foundation and active participation of our Team Members in community projects and organizations.

Our team also recognizes that evolving technology and practices require ongoing enhancements to our corporate responsibility agenda. In 2023, we expanded our focus on priorities such as Responsible Operations, and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy.

This report provides a look inside our organization and the importance we place on our people, the environment, and our communities. As you read it, you will find numerous programs, highlights, and photos (virtually all of which were taken by our Team Members) that demonstrate our collective efforts and celebrated successes. Some notable highlights include:

  • Reduced year-over-year Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions Intensity by 7.6%
  • Expanded our Environmental Management System (EMS) to cover five more sites, bringing the total to nine
  • Improved safety, demonstrated by a 21% decrease in our all-incidence rate compared to the prior year and averaged 46 hours of annual safety training per Team Member
  • Contributed more than $1 million to local communities through The Covia Foundation
  • Completed our second year as a signatory to the UN Global Compact

We are proud of the steady progress we made on all our Goals That Inspire in 2023, and we are on track to achieve our goals by the 2030 target date. We hope you enjoy discovering WHAT INSPIRES US and learning more about our goals, related metrics, and the progress we’re making.

Bruno Biasiotta 
President and Chief Executive Officer

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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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