This is Covanta’s third comprehensive sustainability report and our first online report. The report provides information about our global operations and covers performance from our last sustainability report up through the end of the 2014 calendar year. Selected data and report text have been updated through the end of 2015. The original 2014 Sustainability Report can be accessed here as a PDF file. Our objective in developing this report is to be comprehensive and transparent in our disclosures regarding Covanta’s sustainability management approaches, strategies, activities and performance.
Our Progress on Goals section highlights both our performance toward recent and current goals and the development of new goals for 2015 and beyond.
Our Performance Tables provide economic, operational, environmental and workforce data. The scope of data coverage is described in footnotes to each table.
Our GRI G4 Content Index provides detailed information on our adherence to the GRI G4 guidelines.
Visit the Report Archive to download our past sustainability, progress and other relevant reports in PDF format.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this online Corporate Sustainability Report may constitute “forward-looking” statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”) or in releases made by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), all as may be amended from time to time. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Covanta and its subsidiaries, or general industry or broader economic performance in global markets in which Covanta operates or competes, to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking language, such as the words “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “project,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “seeks,” or “scheduled to,” or other similar words, or the negative of these terms or other variations of these terms or comparable language, or by discussion of strategy or intentions. These cautionary statements are being made pursuant to the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and the PSLRA with the intention of obtaining the benefits of the “safe harbor” provisions of such laws. Covanta cautions investors that any forward-looking statements made by Covanta are not guarantees or indicative of future performance. Important assumptions and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements with respect to Covanta, include, but are not limited to, the risk that Covanta may not successfully grow its business as expected or close its announced or planned acquisitions or projects in development, and those factors, risks and uncertainties that are described in periodic securities filings by Covanta with the SEC. Although Covanta believes that its plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from a projection or assumption in any forward-looking statements. Covanta’s future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and Covanta does not have or undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.