The Most Admired Companies in Brazil Prize was awarded in November 2007 by Carta Capital magazine. In the general list of companies, which covers both Brazilian and multinational companies operating in Brazil, Alcoa was 27th overall and classified in 3rd place in the Metal-working and Steel sector.
The Best Companies in Brazil
The 2007 edition of the ranking of “The Best Companies in Brazil” from Dinheiro magazine, placed Alcoa in second place in the Mining sector and first for Financial Management, Corporate Governance and Human Resource Management.
ABAL Prize (Brazilian Association of Aluminum)
Alcoa’s work entitled “The characterization of sprayable refractory concrete for lining alumina calcinators” won a Brazilian Association of Aluminum prize during the body’s last congress held in June, 2007.
100 Most Innovative Prize
Alcoa was the major winner in the Industry: Steel, Metal-working and Mining category of the 100+ Innovative in the Use of IT (2007 edition), an annual award given by Information Week magazine.
Top Brands Prize
The 2007 Top Brands Prize, awarded by Arco Editorial, which is responsible for Projeto Design magazine and the Arcoweb website, was won by Alcoa in the Frames and Cladding Products categories. The Company was one of the most remembered brands for the third consecutive time.
Supplier of Quality Assured
The Supplier of Quality Assured Prize was awarded in November 2007, by Randon, which operates in the road haulage segment and in the highway and railroad implements, special vehicles, auto-parts, automotive systems and service areas.
'Alferes Tiradentes' Medal
The ‘Alferes Tiradentes’ Medal was awarded by the Minas Gerais State Police (PM-MG) in June 2007 and is the highest honor given by the PM-MG. The objective is to distinguish people and organizations that have contributed in a relevant way to the institution, as homage to the martyr of Brazil’s Independence and the patron of the country’s police forces, Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, Tiradentes (“Tooth-puller”).
The ‘Machadinha’ Commendation, awarded by the CBM-MG (Minas Gerais Fire Brigade) on July 3, 2007, recognized Alcoa for its contribution towards improving and perfecting the efficiency of the service provided by the Fire Brigade to the Itajubá community.
Community Company Diploma, 2007
Awarded in March by the USAB (Union of Neighborhood Friends’ Associations of Poços de Caldas) in acknowledgement of the community work done by the unit on behalf of the community.
’Tiro de Guerra’ Collaborator Trophy
Handed over in March 2007, by the ‘Tiro de Guerra’ 04-021 (Brazilian Army) in acknowledgement of the support given by the unit to the ‘Tiro de Guerra’ [shot fired in war] by way of donations for buying furniture and for community projects.
Assis Chateaubriand Social Responsibility Prize
Recognized in the Environment category, Alcoa received the prize in September 2007 from Unifenas (Alfenas University), jointly with Alterosa TV (affiliated to Globo TV) for work done in the Environmental Park in Alcoa’s Unit in Poços de Caldas (MG).
Minas Corporate Performance Prize
Awarded in October 2007 by Mercado Comum magazine, from Belo Horizonte, included in the list of the 60 companies that most distinguished themselves in the State of Minas Gerais, Alcoa won in two categories: Corporate Highlight of Minas – Quality and Productivity – and Excellence Company of Minas.
High Impact Suppliers’ Group Membership Diploma
Awarded in November 2007, by NGK (a company in the auto-parts sector). This was mainly acknowledgement for achieving the highest level in the NGK audits carried out at the Poços de Caldas (MG) plant, as well as for guaranteeing supply following the agreement made with the Company that allowed NGK to eliminate the need to carry stocks of A-2 aluminum.
Alumar received the Merit Diploma, awarded by the Maranhão Academy of Arts (AML), in September 2007, for significant service to the literary body.
Municipal Chamber of São Luís (MA)
Acknowledgement for Alumar for its 27 years of service to the State of Maranhão. The special tribute was paid in August 2007, by councilor, J. Pinto.
In September 2007 Alumar received from the Maranhão Foundation for the Protection of Research and Scientific and Technological Development (FAPEMA) the FAPEMA 2007 Prize for its encouragement to science and the development of Maranhão.
SESI Quality in Work 2007
Alumar received an Honorable Mention in November 2007, from SESI (Industry Social Service) in the major company category.
2007 Entrepreneur Fair
Recognized by the Maranhão State Department (Support Service for Micro and Small Companies of Maranhão) because of its partnership with the 2007 Entrepreneur Fair
Sustainable Juruti - IV Corporate Architecture Grand Prize
The “Alcoa in Juruti for a Sustainable Architecture” Project was recognized during the IV Corporate Architecture Grand Prix, held in July 2007 by Editora Flex Eventos.
Mario Henrique Simonsen Excellence in the Social Balance Sheet Prize
For its effective operations in the area covered by the Barra Grande Hydroelectric Power Station, BAESA was decorated in July for the case study "Barra Grande Hydroelectric Power Station: Actions for Sustainability". The Mário Henrique Simonsen Prize, Excellence in the Social Balance Sheet, 2007, was organized by FUNAGER (National Foundation for Managerial Support) and by ACRJ (Trade Association of Rio de Janeiro).
Fritz Muller Prize
In September 2007, the good results achieved with its Environmental Education Project helped BAESA become one of the winners of the Fritz Müller Prize, with the case study "Environmental Education Program - BAESA". The prize is organized by FATMA (Environment Foundation of Santa Catarina).
Corporate Citizen Prize
BAESA was one of the winners of the ADVB 2007 Corporate Citizen Prize in October 2007, in the Environmental Preservation category, with the case study "Environmental Education Program - BAESA". The Prize is organized by the Association of Sales and Marketing Directors of Brazil (ADVB/SC) and is the main acknowledgement given to socially responsible companies by the State of Santa Catarina.