2018 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

Overview

102-13
Membership of associations

102-49
Changes in reporting

102-51
Date of most recent report

102-54
Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

GRI
102-13
102-49
102-51
102-54

About Us

The Covia Team is committed to being more than a leading provider of high-performance mineral and material solutions. We believe that our Company can make a positive difference in the world. Our Company’s action orientation builds from our Clearly Covia values and behaviors: Safety First; Be Different; Deliver on Promise; and, Do Good. Do Well. Act Responsibly. and encompasses all three pillars of sustainability—People, Planet, and Prosperity. In 2018, we engaged internal and external stakeholders in an in-depth materiality assessment to determine our most significant environmental, social, and economic impacts and Sustainable Development (SD) priorities. Our Director of Sustainable Development, SD Advisory Committee, SD topic owners, SD Coordinators, and SD Teams advance the management and measurement of these topics annually. Throughout the People, Planet, and Prosperity sections, you will find our management approach, performance, and key highlights for each material topic.

About Our Report

As a newly formed Company, Covia is proud to present our first annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) report. This report references GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016; GRI 103: Management Approach 2016; GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016; GRI 302: Energy 2016; GRI 303: Water 2016; GRI 304: Biodiversity 2016; GRI 305: Emissions 2016; GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016; and, GRI 404: Training and Education 2016. Given Covia was formed in June 2018, we do not have full-year data to report for some topics. In 2019 we plan to report in accordance with the GRI Standards Core option. This report fulfills our UN Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP) submission. This report is available for download as a PDF.

Partners

We demonstrate our commitment to Sustainable Development (SD) by forming partnerships and engaging with industry associations, non-profits, and academic organizations. Our leaders help to improve industry standards and share best practices for SD, raising our industry’s collective level of responsibility. Together with our partners, we raise awareness, increase transparency, and build support for responsible mining--helping to make our communities stronger.

Our valued partners span geography and share our values. Here is a sample:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Ceramic Society
  • American Chemistry Council Crystalline Silica Panel
  • American Foundry Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • American Red Cross
  • American Society for Quality
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • American Systems Registrar (ASR)
  • American Water Works Association
  • Casting Industry Supplier Association
  • Club Optimiste de Saint-Canut
  • Drink Local. Drink Tap.
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Ductile Iron Society
  • Dunn County Economic Development Corporation
  • Flourishing Leadership Institute
  • Foundry Association of Michigan
  • Foundry Educational Foundation
  • Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University
  • Georgia Mining Association
  • Golf Course Builders Association of America
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Greater Mankato Growth
  • Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP)
  • Indiana Cast Metals Association
  • Industrial Energy Consumers Association
  • Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA)
  • Industrial Sand Producers of Texas (ISPOT)
  • Institute for Sustainable Business at Baldwin Wallace University
  • International Society of Mine Safety Professionals
  • Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka (Ontario)
  • Leadership Geauga
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition
  • Mexican Mining Chamber (CAMIMEX)
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Moisson des Laurentides
  • Momentum West
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Freight Transportation Association
  • National Industrial Sand Association
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • National Safety Council
  • North American Rail Shippers Association
  • Ohio Cast Metals Association
  • Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation Association
  • Peterborough, Ontario Regional Health Centre
  • Permian Basin Petroleum Association
  • Pierce County Economic Development Corporation
  • Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Cerámica
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Fundidores
  • Société Canadienne du Cancer
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration
  • Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Sustainable Cleveland 2019
  • Synthetic Turf Council
  • Texas Cast Metals Association
  • Texas Oil & Gas Association
  • Tile Council of North America
  • Trees for the Future
  • Trout Unlimited
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • United Way
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
  • Water Environment Federation
  • Western Reserve Land Conservancy
  • Wildlife Habitat Council
  • Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
  • Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air
  • Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council