Between April and June 2016, Covanta offered Diversity & Inclusion Workshops at Covanta facilities in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Florida. The workshops focused on building a respectful D&I culture that recognizes the importance and unique contributions of every employee to Covanta’s overall success.

We provided four-hour on-site training sessions and delivered two to three workshops per day. The training was intensive and focused on the practical ways and outcomes of leveraging different ages, experience and races to be more effective as a team. We delivered training to 1,100 of our 3,500 employees.

In 2017, we plan to expand the engagement and D&I messaging to a larger group and tap “diversity ambassadors” and other volunteers to assist in the effort. Our goal is to embed a D&I mind-set into the fabric of the company.