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message from alan cransberg, managing director, alcoa of australia

As you may have read in the media, I recently attended a dinner hosted by the Prime Minister to discuss the proposed carbon tax. It was a good chance to talk about how the Government could handle emissions intensive trade exposed industries, like ours, to ensure our international competitiveness is not compromised - it was a productive session.  Naturally, I went in delivering the same message that we’ve consistently voiced publicly over more than two years now and which you can read at

With National Volunteering Week earlier this month, we took the chance to launch our annual corporate volunteering figures and I’m really proud of what our people have contributed. Last year, Alcoans clocked up an impressive 107,700 volunteering hours – that’s equivalent to more than 53* years! Speaking of volunteering, we’re in the middle of a new global volunteering initiative - Green Works established by the Alcoa Foundation - that’s seeing thousands of Alcoa employees around the globe volunteer to reduce their carbon footprint, recycle to save energy and plant trees to replenish the environment.

There’s been some other significant things happening in the communities around our operations recently too – we celebrated the opening of the Murray Leisure Centre in WA for which Alcoa contributed $1 million, we’ve seen some real and tangible results from a recycling partnership in Portland and our great environmental work with Greening Australia continues. Do read more via the links below.

Finally this month, I encourage you to learn something new about Alcoa, and see why we call aluminium a ‘miracle metal’, by watching our new video.

part of our everyday lives

new video
Learn something about Alcoa that you didn’t know before by watching a new video all about our 'miracle metal'.
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our business

award finalist
Our residue reuse work recognised for engineering and technical innovation. Meantime potential to produce aluminium at a lower cost, with fewer emissions and less energy.
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part of the solution

environmental outcomes
A recycling partnership in Portland proves a big success, and our work with Greening Australia in Geelong still going strong.
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partnering stronger communities

supporting communities in wa and victoria
The Murray Leisure Centre has opened with $1 million from Alcoa, and we sign a new partnership with the Anglesea Football Club.
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our people

celebrating alcoans
Why employees stay with us for more than 40 years, and two WA Alcoa apprentices named among the state’s best.
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* Figure based on the 'working' year: 40 hours each week, 50 weeks per year.
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