Conservation & Sustainability Award Timeline

International and national recognition demonstrate Alcoa’s successful management of land:
  • Alcoa’s Marrinup Nursery, which plays an integral role in our mine site rehabilitation, won three awards (‘Best Propagation Award’, ‘Best Community Award’ and ‘Best Medium Production Nursery’) at the 2010 WA Nursery & Garden Industry Awards (2009)

  • A joint project between Alcoa of Australia, Greening Australia and Harvey River Restoration Taskforce took out the ‘Bush, Land and Waterways’ category at the Western Australian Environment Awards for the Nell’s Block project in Yarloop (2009)
  • Alcoa was named as one of the most sustainable corporations in the world in the fifth annual Global 100 ranking of the top role models in sustainable business practices, during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (2009)

  • United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Award for best specific environmental initiative for the Point Henry ‘Moolapio’ project (2008)
  • Alcoa was named one of the world’s most sustainable corporations at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland (2007)
  • Alcoa’s WA bauxite mining operations received a Golden Gecko award which recognised environmental excellence in the closure, remediation and rehabilitation of the company’s first bauxite mine at Jarrahdale, comprising 4090 hectares (2007)
  • Portland Aluminium received a Victorian Coastal Award for Excellence from the Victorian Coastal Council for species protection for the work undertaken with the gannet colony (2004)
  • Alcoa’s leadership in mine rehabilitation in WA won an international award from the Society for Ecological Restoration International (2003)
  • Alcoa’s 20 year partnership with Greening Australia was recognised by a Prime Minister’s Award for Community Business Partnerships (2003)
  • Alcoa’s efforts in mine rehabilitation and restoring the botanical diversity of the jarrah forest was recognised with a WA Government Golden Gecko Award (2002)
  • Portland Aluminium’s Smelter in the Park won a prestigious Banksia Award (1993)
  • Portland Aluminium’s Smelter in the Park won two awards from the Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Council – this was the first time awards from the Council had gone to any organisation outside of the USA (1992)
  • Alcoa was the first mining company in the world to be recognised by the United Nations Environmental Program by inclusion in its Global 500 Roll of Honour for its mine rehabilitation in WA (1990)

Read about Alcoa's non-environmental related award wins