Covia believes that when our communities thrive, everyone benefits. The company states on its website, “To us, our commitment to the communities in which we live and operate goes beyond just our implied corporate responsibilities. To be a welcomed neighbor and have a positive impact we must always remember to live our four Clearly Covia Values – Safety First, Be Different, Deliver on Promise and Act Responsibly.”
To uphold these values, Covia established The Covia Foundation in a concentrated effort to drive positive civic initiatives forward through cash grants, in-kind donations and volunteer opportunities. The philanthropic efforts of its team members have resulted in more than 6,000 volunteer hours, almost $1.1 million to local communities and more than 12 Covia Cares Action Days, which are dedicated times designed to mobilize team members behind the concept of giving back.
The Covia Foundation strives to actively address public interests early in the permitting process by engaging in community dialogue and embracing transparency to help determine innovative ways to meet a specific community’s needs.
For that reason, all the investments of time, talent and financial resources that are made by The Covia Foundation are aligned around four pillars. They state:
Environment. To reinforce its organizational commitment to community engagement, Covia supports various initiatives and activities that protect natural habitats, encourage conservation of natural resources and respect the ecological order.
Health & Wellness. Healthy people mean healthy communities – and the health of team members as well as the community is important to Covia. To that end, the company supports programs and initiatives aimed at advancing health and human services.
Education. Covia aims to support local communities through targeted investment in education. It regularly reviews requests from primary, secondary, private and public schools in the areas in which it operates as well as institutions of higher education to find innovative ways to support their educational efforts.
Social Equality. In an effort to remain committed to improving Diversity & Inclusion, Covia provides support for all people’s civil rights, freedom of speech, property rights and equal access to social goods and services.