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message from alan cransberg, managing director, alcoa of australia

Alcoa has long recognised climate change as the key sustainability issue of our time, adopting a global leadership position to finding solutions to reduce emissions through technology, through partnerships, and through people.

We have been very successful in reducing emissions from our operations, and we are extending this to our communities. Last week, our 27 year sustainability partnership with Greening Australia saw the official launch of Breathe Easy. Alcoa is the foundation partner of this leading edge program that enables individuals to offset their carbon emissions. It works in with our Make an Impact program, both designed to empower our people and our communities to think and act differently in a carbon constrained world. Read more.
 
Being involved with organisations like Greening Australia is a key part of Alcoa’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and with today’s economic challenges, CSR has never been more important. I strongly believe that if anything good can come out of the global financial crisis it is that a true union of economic, social and environmental goals will be forged. Government, business and the community must take a longer term view of what is right.  I look forward to more discussion on this topic in the coming months.


part of our everyday lives
 
discovery channel showcases the versatility of aluminium
When Disc-
overy Channel wanted to better under-
stand alum-
inium, one of the world’s most recyclable materials, for a new television series - they came to Alcoa.
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our business
 
proud to be one of the world's most sustainable corporations
MD Alan Cransberg has called for an urgent re-think on corporate social respon-
sibility.  Mean-
time Alcoa has been named as a top role mod-
el in sustain-
able business practices.
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part of the solution
 
protecting our future
Everyday Aus-
tralians have the potential to become global leaders in the fight against climate change, thanks to Breathe Easy - a new carbon offset program officially laun-
ched last week by Greening Australia and Alcoa.
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partnering stronger communities
 
corporate art enriching communities
Alcoa is don-
ating the final pieces in its
$3M corpor-
ate art colle-
ction to com-
munities around
the country.
Meanwhile our Indigenous partnership with the Winda Mara Corporation in Victoria continues.
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our people
 
health & safety – our top priority
As a company with one of the lowest lost workday injury rates in Australia, Alcoa has implem-
ented a new safety initiative, SafeSpine, to improve our performance even further.
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If you would like to learn more about Alcoa’s operations and contribution to the
Australian community, visit www.alcoa.com.au.
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