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Community Partnerships

Alcoa aims to work together with local community organisations to build partnerships leading to long-term sustainable outcomes.
 
Our community partnerships aim to build on the existing strengths of the areas in which we operate, leading to the development of stronger and more inclusive communities in which to live and work.
 
Alcoa’s partnerships align to our core company values and come under the five areas of:
  • Conservation and Sustainability
  • Safe and Healthy Children and Families
  • Arts for Everyone
  • Future Leaders of Industry, and
  • Stronger Communities.
 
EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEER SUPPORT PROGRAMS 
 
The Alcoa Foundation encourages employees to volunteer their time in the community by providing two programs to recognise the employee’s effort and provide assistance to the community groups that they help.  These programs are ACTION and Bravo!
 
ACTION (Alcoans Coming Together In Our Neighbourhoods) recognises the collective efforts of Alcoans in communities where they live and work.  The program rewards initiatives where 10 or more Alcoans choose to volunteer their time working together on a special community project.  Each ACTION project not only receives over 50 hours of labour, but a US$3000 cheque to assist in sustaining their services into the future. 
 
In 2011, mining employee’s obtained $US21,000 for their community groups through the ACTION program, over 1000 hours of volunteering was carried out for local organisations by our Huntly and Willowdale employees.
 
Bravo! recognises Alcoa employees who already volunteer within community organisations.  Alcoa volunteers can nominate community organisations for a Bravo! Grant if they have devoted 50 or more personal hours with that community organisation.   The community organisation nominated for the Bravo! Grant receives US$250. 
 
In 2011, 321 Alcoa mining employees received Bravo! Grants contributing $80,250 in funds and almost 25,882 volunteer hours to community organisations.
 

ACTION

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An Action event at the Dwellingup Primary School saw Alcoa workers creating a giant sized chequers board in the school garden

National Breast Cancer Foundation

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During Month of Service Alcoa volunteers worked hard selling National Breast Cancer Foundation goods raising funds for this important research group

ACTION

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Gardening tools at the ready for the hard working Alcoa employs at the St Josephs Primary School in Waroona for the 2010 ACTION event