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message from alan cransberg, managing director, alcoa of australia

October is always a busy and rewarding time at Alcoa -  our employees Australia-wide join Alcoa’s Worldwide Month of Service to celebrate volunteering.  Some 46,000 Alcoans in 36 countries are volunteering this month to make a difference in their local communities. I love our volunteering effort – it’s something that helps set us apart and helps define our values as a company.
Of course this happens against the background of global economic turmoil.  Alcoa is responding to the upheaval by continuing to focus on our efficiencies and operational costs, reviewing capital expenditure, and engaging all of our people to continue to look for improvements in how we run the business. We know how to be competitive in a lower metal price environment and are assisted by the weakening Australian dollar.  We respond readily to business challenges and we are a strong business with good people, prepared to weather this storm. This will require special efforts from us all, and we’ll keep you informed as we go.

part of our everyday lives
aluminium boats out in force

With summer fast approac-
hing, aluminium boats will be hitting the water.
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our business
volunteering, fundamentally alcoan – thoughts from the MD
We all know someone who’s a volunteer and we’re often inspired by the great work they do. At Alcoa, volunteering is core business practice.
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part of the solution
wildlife web-cam

Get an insight into Peregrine Falcons with Alcoa Angle-
sea’s web-cam. The birds' three eggs all hatc-
hed success-
fully recently.
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partnering stronger communities
celebrating 30 years on tour and a major award

We are cele-
brating the 30th anniversary of our community tours in WA.  Meantime Al-
coa has won an arts award in Victoria. 
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our people
our volunteers lend a hand

Over 2,000 employees nationally are volunteering in their communit-
ies as part of Alcoa’s World-
wide Month of Service.
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If you would like to learn more about Alcoa’s operations and contribution to the
Australian community, visit
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