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Sustainability and Alcoa

Our Sustainability Story 2011/2012

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 represent 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. Alcoa of Australia owns and operates 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), a coal mine and a power station in Victoria.

Alcoa Australia Rolled Products Pty Ltd, which is 100 per cent owned by Alcoa, operates two aluminium rolling mills, one in Victoria and the other in New South Wales, and Australia’s largest aluminium recycling facility. 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 provide approximately 5,500 direct jobs and indirectly support some 20,000 additional jobs around Australia.

Alcoa of Australia’s Victorian smelters and Western Australian refineries produce approximately 20 per cent of Australia’s aluminium and almost 45 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. Alcoa businesses also export alumina chemicals and aluminium ingot.

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In this report you will find information on our performance in 2011 and 2012. Specifically you will read about our management of key issues and detail of our engagement with our people and communities.
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.  

2011/2012 Sustainability Report

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Alcoa of Australia 2011/2012 Sustainability Report
PDF version of the 2011/2012 report

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