2018 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

GRI Content Index

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The General Standard Disclosures were not externally assured.

GRI STANDARD DISCLOSURE LOCATION / DIRECT ANSWER
GRI 101:
Foundation 2016
GRI 102:
General Disclosures 2016
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the organization Covia Holdings Corporation
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services

10-K Annual Report, Item 1, Pages 7-10

Markets

102-3 Location of headquarters Independence, Ohio
102-4 Location of operations Locations
102-5 Ownership and legal form 10-K Annual Report, Item 1, Page 4
102-6 Markets served

10-K Annual Report, Item 1, Pages 4-10

Markets

102-7 Scale of the organization 10-K Annual Report, Item 1, Pages 4-10; Item 6, Page 68
102-8 Information on employees and other workers Performance Snapshot
102-9 Supply chain Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain 10-K Annual Report, Item 1, Pages 4-5
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach Corporate Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
102-12 External initiatives

Global Reporting Initiative

United Nations Global Compact

102-13 Membership of associations Partners
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker Message from CEO
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

Compliance and Ethical Behavior

Corporate Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Governance
102-18 Governance structure

Corporate Responsibility Governance

In 2018, our board of directors was comprised of 13 members (one woman and 12 men) including four executives, nine independent directors, and 10,029 shareholders.

Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements 10-K Annual Report, Item 1, Page 6
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
Reporting Practices
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 10-K Annual Report: Exhibit 21.1, Page 148; all entities in Exhibit 21.1 are covered in this report.
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
102-47 List of material topics

Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality

GRI Content Index

102-48 Restatements of information We have no restatements of information.
102-49 Changes in reporting

Overview (About Our Report)

Stakeholder Engagment and Materiality

102-50 Reporting period Calendar year
102-51 Date of most recent report Overview (About Our Report)
102-52 Reporting cycle We report annually.
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report For questions regarding our report or its content, please contact Beau Daane, Director of Sustainable Development, at Beau.Daane@coviacorp.com
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Overview (About Our Report)
102-55 GRI content index GRI Content Index
102-56 External assurance This report is not externally assured.
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GRI STANDARD DISCLOSURE LOCATION / DIRECT ANSWER OMISSION
Economic Material Topics
Economic Performance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Community Investment  
103-2 Management approach and its components Community Investment - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Community Investment - Performance  
GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed

Capital Structure, Cost Control, ROI

Community Investment

In 2018, Covia generated $1.8 billion in GAAP Revenue; $2.3 billion in Pro Forma Combined Revenue; and, donated approximately $1.6 million in community investments. We disclose GAAP specified operating expenses, which include cost of goods sold, SG&A, and total tax payments, in our Annual Report (Pages 68, 72, 74, 126-127)

 
Product Supply and Demand Dynamics
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Product Supply and Demand Dynamics  
103-2 Management approach and its components Product Supply and Demand Dynamics - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Product Supply and Demand Dynamics - Performance  
  Indicator: Added Capacity in West Texas and Oklahoma Product Supply and Demand Dynamics - Performance  
Capital Structure, Cost Control, ROI
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Capital Structure, Cost Control, ROI  
103-2 Management approach and its components Capital Structure, Cost Control, ROI - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Capital Structure, Cost Control, ROI - Performance  
  Indicator: Pro Forma Combined Revenue Capital Structure, Cost Control, ROI - Performance  
Business Growth and Diversification
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Business Growth and Diversification  
103-2 Management approach and its components Business Growth and Diversification - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Business Growth and Diversification - Performance  
  Indicator: New Plants in Permian Basin  Business Growth and Diversification - Performance  
Product Quality
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Product Quality  
103-2 Management approach and its components Product Quality - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Product Quality - Performance  
  Indicator: Number of sites that have achieved ISO 9001 certification (out of total number of sites) Product Quality - Performance  
  Indicator: Customer Satisfaction Index Product Quality - Performance  
Product and Process Innovation
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Product and Process Innovation  
103-2 Management approach and its components Product and Process Innovation - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Product and Process Innovation - Performance  
  Indicator: Number of new patents Product and Process Innovation - Performance  
Environmental Material Topics
Energy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Energy and GHG Emissions  
103-2 Management approach and its components Energy and GHG Emissions - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Energy and GHG Emissions - Performance  
GRI 302: Energy 2016 302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Energy and GHG Emissions - Performance  
302-3 Energy intensity Energy and GHG Emissions - Performance  
Water
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Water Use  
103-2 Management approach and its components Water Use - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Water Use - Performance  
GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016 306-5 Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff Water Use - Performance  
Biodiversity
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Land Management, Remediation, and Biodiversity  
103-2 Management approach and its components Land Management, Remediation, and Biodiversity - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Land Management, Remediation, and Biodiversity - Performance  
GRI 304: Biodiversity 2016 304-3 Habitats protected or restored Land Management, Remediation, and Biodiversity - Performance  
Emissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Energy and GHG Emissions  
103-2 Management approach and its components Energy and GHG Emissions - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Energy and GHG Emissions - Performance  
GRI 305: Emissions 2016 305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Energy and GHG Emissions - Performance

We do not have any biogenic emissions for this reporting period. Our source for emissions factors is the U.S. EPA, Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2002, Annex 6. Our chosen consolidation approach is operational control.

Not applicable. We include CO2, N2O, and CH4 from fuel sources in our calculations, but do not include in-house blasting, contract blasting, contract earth moving, and contract on-site rail movements because we do not own the equipment used and we contract out the labor used to operate the equipment.
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Energy and GHG Emissions - Performance

Our sources include the U.S. DOE/EIA, 2004 Annual Energy Outlook, 2004, Appendix H and the U.S. EPA, Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2002, Annex 6. Our chosen consolidation approach is operational control.

Information unavailable and not applicable. Emissions included in our calculations are CO2 from electricity, but do not include offices and terminals. Our offices and terminals use much less energy compared to our mining and coating facilities. For example, some of our terminals comprise only a few employees, and our largest office houses less than 75 employees.
305-4 GHG emissions intensity

Energy and GHG Emissions - Performance

Our emissions intensity ratio includes Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. We include CO2, N2O, and CH4 in our calculations.

 
Effluents and Waste
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Waste  
103-2 Management approach and its components Waste - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Waste - Performance  
  Indicator: Number of facilities that have achieved zero operational waste

Waste - Performance

 
Transportation Logistics, Efficiency, Emissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Transportation Logistics, Efficiency, and Emissions  
103-2 Management approach and its components Transportation Logistics, Efficiency, and Emissions - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Transportation Logistics, Efficiency, and Emissions - Performance  
  Indicator: Volume Sold Transportation Logistics, Efficiency, and Emissions - Performance  
Social Material Topics
Employment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Employer of Choice  
103-2 Management approach and its components Employer of Choice - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Employer of Choice - Performance  
  Indicator: Employee Retention Employer of Choice - Performance  
Occupational Health and Safety
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Safety and Health  
103-2 Management approach and its components Safety and Health - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Safety and Health - Performance  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016 403-9 Work-related injuries

Safety and Health - Performance

Performance Snapshot

 
Training and Education
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Employer of Choice  
103-2 Management approach and its components Employer of Choice - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Employer of Choice - Performance  
GRI 404: Training and Education 2016 404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

Employer of Choice - Performance

Not applicable. We do not provide transition assistance programs as it is not material to our organization. 
Local Communities
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries Materiality Matrix - Community Impacts and Partner of Choice  
103-2 Management approach and its components Community Impacts and Partner of Choice - Governance  
103-3 Evaluation of management approach Community Impacts and Partner of Choice - Performance  
  Indicator: Number of facilities idled or closed and associated impacts Community Impacts and Partner of Choice - Performance  
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Principle Principle Description Location
1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

Policies

Corporate Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Implementation

Safety and Health

Employer of Choice

Community Investment

Community Impacts and Partner of Choice

Compliance and Ethical Behavior

2 Businesses should make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses

Policies

Whistleblower Policy

Implementation

Compliance and Ethical Behavior

3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

Policies

Corporate Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Implementation

Compliance and Ethical Behavior

4 Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor

Policies

Corporate Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Implementation

Compliance and Ethical Behavior

5 Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labor

Implementation

Compliance and Ethical Behavior

6 Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

Policies

Corporate Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Implementation

Compliance and Ethical Behavior

Employer of Choice

7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges

Policies

Corporate Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Implementation

Corporate Responsibility Governance

Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality

Community Impacts and Partner of Choice

Stakeholder Partnerships, Education, and Influence

Planet

8 Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility

Policies

Corporate Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Implementation

Goals and Progress

Product and Process Innovation

Community Impacts and Partner of Choice

Stakeholder Partnerships, Education, and Influence

Planet

9 Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Implementation

Product and Process Innovation

Energy and GHG Emissions

Transportation Logistics, Efficiency, and Emissions

Water Use

Waste

10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Policies

Anti-Corruption Policy

Corporate Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Implementation

Compliance and Ethical Behavior