May 07, 2021

Ingevity employees lead Earth Day debris removal efforts in Covington


Covington, Va., May 7, 2021 – Ingevity (NYSE: NGVT) employees in Covington, Virginia, recently joined the fight against plastics polluting oceans and waterways by leading litter sweeps on Earth Day.

On April 22, thirty-seven Ingevity employees collected and properly discarded over 2,200 pieces of litter along Dunbrack Creek and the Jackson River. The team collected 72 bags of debris, 18 tires and one wayward geriatric dog who was returned to his owner. The team looks forward to continuing these efforts in the future.

“I was blown away by the number of my teammates who wanted to make a positive environmental difference,” said Dennis McHenry, Senior Process Engineer, Ingevity. “Seeing everyone’s glowing faces as we cleaned along the Jackson River was priceless.”

Ingevity’s sustainability focus includes engaging their employees through philanthropic efforts in the communities where the company operates. The company has supported the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce’s Outdoor Program and other initiatives focused on sustainability. These Earth Day litter sweeps are another way Ingevity employees worked to protect the environment in alignment with the company’s focus on conservation.

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

Ingevity provides products and technologies that purify, protect, and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, we develop, manufacture and bring to market solutions that help customers solve complex problems and make the world more sustainable. We operate in two reporting segments: Performance Chemicals, which includes specialty chemicals and engineered polymers; and Performance Materials, which includes high-performance activated carbon. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, coatings, elastomers, bioplastics and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,750 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information visit


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