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About this report
This is the 13th Sustainability Report for Alcoa of Australia Limited (Alcoa of Australia), which is 60 per cent owned by Alcoa Inc (Alcoa) and 40 per cent owned by Alumina Limited. Alcoa is a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange. Alumina Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Since 1993 the global Alcoa business has been setting sustainability goals and publicly reporting its progress against these goals in order to communicate its performance to stakeholders in an open and transparent way. Alcoa of Australia has been producing corresponding local sustainability reports since 2001.
This report is for the 12 month period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013. The previous report covered the activities of Alcoa of Australia for a two year period from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2012 (24 months).
Alcoa of Australia sits within the Global Primary Products (GPP) division of Alcoa. This report covers mostly the activities of Alcoa of Australia and to a lesser extent Alcoa’s other Australian businesses - Alcoa Australia Rolled Products Pty Ltd, Alcoa Wheel Products Australia Pty Ltd and Alcoa Fastening Systems Australia Pty Ltd, all of which are 100 per cent owned by Alcoa.
There were no significant changes regarding size, structure or ownership of the company during the reporting period.
The report can be read in conjunction with the 2013 Alcoa Global Sustainability Reports ( In addition, the information contained in this report is supplemented by other Alcoa reports and documents, including the Alcoa Annual Report and the Alcoa of Australia Environmental Improvement Plans and website ( Financial figures are in Australian dollars unless otherwise specified.
For further information about Alcoa of Australia and our parent company Alcoa please go to our website at

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Australia is the independent auditor of Alcoa of Australia and has audited the 2013 financial statements. In addition, the global business continued to work with PwC to obtain limited assurance on our consolidated Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions data under the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ attestation standards, of which Alcoa of Australia’s greenhouse gas data is a subset.
As part of our commitment to reducing waste, our sustainability report for 2013 is only published online.