Achieving Rigorous Environmental Certification at Covanta Durham York
In 2018, Covanta Durham York in Ontario, Canada, achieved ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification, an international standard that recognizes companies that have adopted environmentally responsible practices in their business processes.
In doing so, the Durham York facility joins four other Covanta facilities certified to the ISO 14001 standard, including Niagara Falls, Miami-Dade, Burnaby and our Covanta Environmental Solutions e-waste facility in Philadelphia. The ISO 14001 certification process serves as a framework for businesses to create environmental management systems and standards that meet three pivotal criteria: minimizing the negative impacts of operations on the environment, complying with regulations and driving continual improvement. Through this process, Covanta Durham York completed an Environmental Compliance Assessment, developed an online environmental manual, updated standard operating procedures and identified related goals to ensure a solid environmental program that will continue to be evaluated to ensure reductions of the impact of facility operations on the environment. Similarly, Covanta’s operations in Fairfax County and Alexandria/Arlington continue their own EMS programs through Virginia’s Environmental Excellence Program (VEEP).