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message from alan cransberg, managing director, alcoa of australia

This month we take pleasure in the launch of our 2009 Sustainability Report. 2009 was undoubtedly one of Alcoa of Australia’s most interesting years to date and, in reflection, what unquestionably stood out to me was the commitment of our people, not only within the business but towards their communities too. In keeping with the sustainability theme, the report has been released online only for the third consecutive year. To get a full picture of our management of key issues including climate change, energy efficiency, environmental and economic custodianship, and detail of engagement with local communities, please do visit  You can download a pdf.

Alcoa Inc has announced the global company’s Q2 results, with income from continuing operations of $137 million, compared with a Q1 2010 loss of $194 million.  Sales were 6% higher on stronger volume, and overall we are tracking positively toward our cash sustainability goals for 2010.

You may be aware by now that I’m taking over as Chairman of the West Coast Eagles at the end of October.  To help my work/ life balance, given the hours I continue to commit to Alcoa, I will come off three of the five Boards I am currently on to ensure I get enough time with my family while satisfying the increased responsibility at the Eagles. Thanks for all the well wishes on my appointment.

part of our everyday lives

top honours for packaging

The lightweight aluminium bottle made from Alcoa’s aluminium has been awarded for packaging innovation.
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our business

sustainability top priority
Our 09 Sustainability Report released, and alternative fuel trials at our Anglesea Operations.
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part of the solution

eco-projects in vic and wa

An innovative project brings together arts & environment, while 7000 trees have been planted in Yarloop.
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partnering stronger communities

support for health and education

A boost for emergency medical equipment in Portland and new play equipment for the Wagerup community.
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our people

ruby anniversary for 40-year employee

One of our long-standing employees notches up 40 years and is still as enthusiastic about working at Alcoa as he was in his early days.
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