|Results Released in 2010 Sustainability Report
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it has significantly reduced its carbon footprint, exceeding its 2020 goal, and was the first company to receive silver-level Cradle to Cradle® Certification for primary aluminum. The results were released with the publication of Alcoa’s 2010 Sustainability Report, which examines the Company’s progress on the sustainability of its products, resources and operations.
“At Alcoa, we take a long-term approach to sustainability,” said Kevin Anton, Alcoa’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “In 2010, we took our efforts to a new level with the creation of the chief sustainability officer position and a renewed focus on the development of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. We implemented a new set of strategic sustainability targets to drive progress in our businesses to 2020 and beyond, and developed a scorecard to align our sustainability targets across each of our businesses,” Anton said.
Significant achievements in the report include:
“In 2010, we were encouraged by the significant progress that we made. In 2011, we will continue to work on better coordinating the different aspects of sustainability that already exist across the company and with stakeholders,” said Anton.
The full report is available online at www.alcoa.com/sustainability.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found atwww.alcoa.com.
Alcoa Beats Carbon Reduction Target