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Sustainability and Alcoa
 
Our Sustainability Story for 2013
 
At Alcoa, sustainability is defined as using our values to build financial success, environmental excellence, and social responsibility, in partnership with all stakeholders, to deliver net long-term benefits to our shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, and the communities in which we operate.

Alcoa is the world’s leading integrated aluminium company; its Australian operations in 2013 represented the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting and rolling operations.
 
Alcoa of Australia is 60 per cent owned by Alcoa and 40 per cent owned by Alumina Limited. In 2013 Alcoa of Australia owned and operated two bauxite mines and three alumina refineries in Western Australia and two aluminium smelters (holding a 55 per cent share in the Portland Aluminium Smelter; Point Henry Smelter closed in 2014), a coal mine and a power station in Victoria (closed 2015). 
 
Alcoa Australia Rolled Products Pty Ltd, which is 100 per cent owned by Alcoa, operated two aluminium rolling mills (closed 2014), one in Victoria and the other in New South Wales, and Australia’s largest aluminium recycling facility (closed 2014). Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings Australia Pty Ltd and Alcoa Wheel Products Australia Pty Ltd, both 100 per cent owned by Alcoa, have manufacturing and distribution facilities in Victoria.
 
Together these businesses supported approximately 5,500 direct jobs, predominately in regional Australia.
 
Alcoa of Australia’s Victorian smelters and Western Australian refineries produced approximately 20 per cent of Australia’s aluminium and almost 42 per cent of the country’s alumina, meeting approximately 10 per cent of world alumina demand. Most of the alumina produced by Alcoa of Australia is exported to key markets, including China and the Middle East, while the remainder is shipped to Alcoa of Australia’s smelters in Victoria. Alcoa businesses also export alumina chemicals and aluminium ingot.
 
In this report you will find information on our performance in 2013.
 
To read our Vision and Values, see: www.alcoa.com/values.
 
Strategic Sustainability Targets
 
In 2000, an internal worldwide team analyzed environmental and social trends since 1990 and looked 20 years into the future to develop Alcoa’s 2020 Strategic Framework for Sustainability. That framework has since evolved into a set of strategic targets for our businesses and locations to integrate all aspects of sustainability into their day-to-day operations.
 
To read Alcoa’s global strategic sustainability targets, click here.

2013 Sustainability Highlights Report

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Alcoa of Australia 2013 Sustainability Highlights Report
PDF version of the 2013 report