Sustainability and Alcoa
Our Sustainability Story 2010
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’s Australian operations represent the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting and rolling system. Also operating the country’s largest aluminium recycling plant, Alcoa adds value to Australia’s local, state and national economies at every stage.
Alcoa of Australia operates the mines, refineries and smelters, while Alcoa Australia Rolled Products operates the rolled products plants and recycling operation. Together, these businesses support around 6000 direct jobs and around 20,000 indirect jobs. For more visit: www.alcoa.com.au/overview.
To read our Vision and Values, see: www.alcoa.com/values.
In this report you will find information on our performance in 2010. Specifically you will read about our management of key issues (including climate change, energy efficiency, environmental and economic custodianship), and detail of our engagement with our people and communities.
Since 2000, Alcoa Inc's 'Strategic Sustainability Framework' (Framework) has guided the company's management of key sustainability issues globally.
Through the Framework, Alcoa set itself some challenging goals, including:
- Zero fatalities and lost work day or recordable injuries.
- 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2010, compared to the base year of 1990.
- 10% reduction in energy intensity by 2010, compared to 2000.
- 70% reduction in process water use by 2010, compared to 2000.
- 50% of Alcoa’s fabricated aluminium output produced from recycled metal by 2020.
- 40% of Alcoa employees contributing to their communities through volunteering.
For an update on Alcoa’s achievements in relation to the above goals, please view the global 2010 Sustainability Report at www.alcoa.com/sustainability.
Throughout 2010 the global business began developing a new model for sustainability, and work will continue through 2012 to firm up metrics. The new model views sustainability through three different, but interdependent, lenses:
1. Sustainability of our products;
2. Sustainability of our resources; and
3. Sustainability of our operations.
To view the 2010 global sustainability model, click here.
To read Alcoa’s global strategic sustainability targets, click here.
2010 Sustainability Report
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Alcoa of Australia 2010 Sustainability Report
PDF version of the 2010 report