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message from alan cransberg, alcoa of australia, managing director

Right now, keeping ahead of the global downturn is our focus. How do we run a sustainable business so we come out the other side of this stronger?  This month Alcoa announced a series of decisive operational and financial actions to significantly improve the Company’s cost structure and liquidity. You may have read about this, and our strategies may be similar to some of yours.  As we forge our way through this challenge - and other vital issues such as the development of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme - we are paying particular attention to our communities and trying to find ways to maintain support with far fewer dollars.
 
Our partnership with Sculpture by the Sea once again brought an amazing dimension to the Perth arts scene in March, right bang on the beach with all manner of sculpture (including some in aluminium). Behind the scenes, we enabled some 1400 kids from our communities and the Perth area to participate in sculpture workshops. I think it’s critical we engage with our youngest stakeholders, and this commitment is reflected also in our launch of ‘discover alcoa’ - an education and experiences program providing online resources and interactive curriculum activities for teachers and students across the country.  It’s my hope that through ‘discover alcoa’ we’ll be building basic academic capability while opening young people’s minds to the resources industry, and the vital role aluminium plays in all our lives. Please take a look.


part of our everyday lives
 
aluminium in art and technology
The flexibility and beauty of our product was showcased at Sculpture by the Sea, while Apple chose aluminium for its new MacBook.
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our business
 
new leaders emerge from economic downturn
The current economic climate could reveal potential new leaders, says MD. And we continue to express our view on the carbon pollution reduction scheme.
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part of the solution
 
a boost for WA's rivers
Nearly 40 environmental groups have been given a helping hand to restore and rejuvenate the land around our much-loved Swan and Canning rivers, thanks to the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program.
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partnering stronger communities
 
committed to kids and the environment
Students and teachers learn about the value of the resourc-
es sector thro-
ugh our new education pro-
gram. In Geel-
ong, we conti-
nue to make a positive impact on the local environment.
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our people
 
flexibility keeps alcoa on top employer list
We’ve been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women for the 8th year running, and our people in Victoria have been getting involved with International Women’s Day.
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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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