Doing business in Australia

It is critical Alcoa has a secure, sustainable, innovative and globally competitive supply chain.

Our core values reflect the way we operate and capture our expectations of suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors.

We expect our suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to align to Alcoa's values and ethical business practices and comply with our policies and standards. Doing business with Alcoa in Australia includes:

  • Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy
    It is our policy to operate worldwide in a safe, responsible manner which respects the environment and health and safety of our employees, customers and communities where we operate. We will not compromise our safety, environmental or health values for profit or production.

    Our suppliers, contractors and subcontractors are expected to share this same commitment to EHS management. Current suppliers to Alcoa can access relevant EHS policies and procedures and details of required training by logging in to AlcoaDirect.

  • Supplier Selection Policy
    To ensure we obtain the best value available to our business we are committed to competitively sourcing all products and services. Prior to award, suppliers are subject to our prequalification process which includes an assessment of:

    • Environment, health, safety and sustainability management
    • Ethical and anti-corruption practices
    • Business capability and quality management
    • Financial capacity
    • Continuous improvement methodology

  • Local Community Policy
    We strive to add value to the local economy through the use of local suppliers, by helping local suppliers do business with us and by encouraging suppliers to employ local labour.

    In Australia, local is defined as suppliers operating businesses in Portland, Victoria, and Dwellingup, Harvey, Pinjarra, Waroona and Yarloop in Western Australia.

    Within our guidelines of safe, ethical and competitive business practices, we will:

    • Invite capable local business to bid on locally supplied or manufactured goods or services.
    • Give preference to local business in a competitive situation.
    • Work with local business interest groups to identify and utilise local suppliers.
    • Where possible, structure bids to enable local supplier participation.

    Additional corporate supplier information is available here.