Environment
 
Victoria’s reliance on brown coal as an energy source means that we all have an obligation to think about how we use electricity in the fight against climate change.
 
At Alcoa, we use electricity to make the endlessly recyclable product, aluminium.
 
Aluminium is an essential part of everyday life; it is also part of the solution:
• To global climate change, with global projections for recycling and the use of aluminium in vehicles. More>>>
• To lightweighting the transport industry, as a lightweight metal, aluminium can improve fuel economy, while reducing emissions in transport vehicles. More>>>
• Aluminium is almost endlessly recyclable and Alcoa is the largest recycler of aluminium in Australia. More>>>
• Through energy efficiency and greenhouse initiatives. Since 1990, Alcoa’s Victorian smelting operations have reduced direct emissions by more than 60%. More >>>
 
Alcoa Anglesea is committed to continually improving its environmental performance. Our activities in this area are detailed in our Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP). We also continue to work hard on sourcing and implementing new technology that will reduce the amount of emissions from the station. 
 
Through the loyalty of our people, use of technology, monitoring programs, and air, water, waste and land management strategies, Alcoa Anglesea is highly regarded for its commitment to the environment.
 
Some of Alcoa Anglesea’s recent environmental successes include:
• Over 50% reduction in town water use since 2000
• 65% reduction in solid waste going to landfill since 2000
• First manufacturing business to receive Gold accreditation in Sustainabilty Victoria’s Waste Wise Program
• Successful trial use of bio-diesel in the mine vehicle fleet since 2005 (ending 2008) with a new bio-diesel supply commencing in Q4 2009.
• 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity since 1990
• Highly Commended Award in the Victorian Government Strzelecki Awards for management of the Natural Environment in 2005
• 2006 Finalist in the World Environment Day Awards
• 2006 Finalist in the Barwon Water SaveWater Awards
 
At Alcoa, caring for the wellbeing of the Anglesea Heath and the local environment is a top priority and drives all of our activities and decisions. We will not put profit or production before the environment, health or safety.
 
Alcoa Anglesea is ISO14001 certified and operates under the strict requirements of a Victorian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Licence and all emissions are reported to the Commonwealth Department of Environment and can be found at www.npi.gov.au

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