Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade (Exame’s Sustainability Guide)
Alcoa has been named one of twenty “model companies” of the publication’s Sustainability Guide 2009, annually publicized by Exame magazine. The evaluation distinguishes the sustainable performance of companies over the year. In 2009, the Guide was in its 10th edition and today is regarded as Brazil’s most respected corporate responsibility publication.
100 Best Companies to Work For - Great Place to Work® Institute and Época magazine
For the ninth time Alcoa was elected one of the best companies to work for in Brazil. The study assessed the level of trust Alcoa employees have with regard to: Credibility, Respect, Impartiality, Pride and Companionship.
The 30 Best Companies for an Executive to Work for in Brazil - Great Place to Work® Institute and Época Negócios [business] magazine
Alcoa was elected one of the 30 best companies for executives to work for, according to a survey carried out with all the executives of the 100 Best Companies to Work for. The survey assessed aspects like professional development, growth opportunities, remuneration and organizational climate.
The 100 Best Companies in Corporate Citizenship
The prize awarded by Gestão & RH Editora considers the survey carried out with the Biggest and Best Companies, in accordance with the criteria adopted by Exame magazine and the Best Companies to Work for, as surveyed by FIA/USP and Great Place to Work. The four factors considered for election were: Social Responsibility, Socio-environmental Responsibility, Ethics and Relationship with Stakeholders and Employee Involvement.
The Most ‘Switched On’ Companies in Brazil
Awarded by Exame magazine, published by Editora Abril, the ranking indicates the 100 Most ‘Switched On’ Companies in Brazil. In the general list of companies, which covers both Brazilians and multinationals operating in Brazil, Alcoa was placed 12th.
Companies of Good
Awarded by Isto É Dinheiro magazine, published by Editora Três, the company was recognized for its operations in Juruti, in the west of Pará; voluntary actions and the 2020 Global Sustainability Strategy.
Environmental Benchmarking Brazil
Alcoa was recognized yet again for its good socio-environmental practices. The award was given by the Mais Institute for socio-environmental research and training for the preparation of the company’s Sustainability Guide for Hydroelectric Projects in Brazil, an unheard of initiative in the country, which sets out clearly the specific management objectives needed for sustainability in energy undertakings.
50 most high-tech companies in Brazil
A survey undertaken by Época Negócios magazine (Editora Globo) in October 2009, in a partnership with consultancy company, Accenture, places the Company in a position of prominence. On the overall list of companies, which covers both Brazilians and multinationals operating in Brazil, Alcoa was placed 9th. The ranking which was prepared on the basis of 31 questions sent to the 500 major IT users evaluated, among other things, innovation and investments in IT.
Information Week’s 100 most innovative companies in IT use
The study not only maps out the innovation management processes, which are becoming increasingly better structured in companies, but also outlines a panorama of the degree of maturity of IT management and governance, as well as the level of effectiveness attributed to IT in transforming the core business of those organizations considered to be the most innovative. Alcoa was the winner in the Industry category: Steel, Metal-working and Mining.
Top Marks Exemplary Community Company diploma
Recognition from the USAB [Union of Societies of Neighborhood Friends of Poços de Caldas] for the significant actions undertaken by the Company on behalf of the community.
Best Environmental Impact Project
The ‘Reduction in the loss of soda in clarification scrubbers’ Project, developed by the technical Department of the Poços de Caldas refinery, won the Best Environmental Gain Project award from the ASQ (American Society for Quality), a body that brings together quality engineering professionals from around the world.
Daily Water Balance
Recognition from Alcoa Inc. for the practice that enables the water that enters the refinery process to be monitored, thus adjusting and reducing the water resources that are sent to the evaporator, which functions constantly.
Top Marks Exemplary Community Manager diploma
Awarded by the USAB [Union of Societies of Neighborhood Friends of Poços de Caldas] in March, the objective was to recognize the work of João Batista Menezes, Operations Manager, on behalf of the community.
Top Marks Exemplary Community Company diploma
Awarded by the USAB [Union of Societies of Neighborhood Friends of Poços de Caldas] in March, it recognizes the work and support of the Unit for social projects and actions.
1st Professional Rehabilitation Prize – Category 3 – Public-Private Partnership
The objective of the prize, which was awarded by the CBSSI [Brazilian Center for Industrial Health & Safety] in November to the Professional Rehabilitation program developed by the Unit, was to recognize the best practices developed in Brazil in this area.
Karate-Do Tribute diploma to the Bravo [fierce] employees of the Unit
In January the Karate-Do Club recognized the work of the Unit’s ‘Bravistas’ for the institution.
Title of Citizen of Poços de Caldas
Awarded to João Batista Menezes, Operations Manager, by the Municipal Chamber of Poços de Caldas in November 2009, for his work on behalf of the community. João Batista Menezes’ name was put forward by councilor Álvaro Cagnani and approved by an absolute majority.
Company Friend of Children Seal
The Company Friend of Children Seal from the Abrinq Foundation was renewed for the sixth consecutive year. The Seal proves that the Unit complies with the steps for guaranteeing the rights of children and teenagers.
Scout Friend 2009
Awarded in December 2009, by the 100th Scout Group of Poços de Caldas, in recognition of the partnership of the Unit in activities developed by the scouts.
Awarded in December by Junior Achievement in recognition of the partnership when carrying out the Businesspeople for the Future Program, which has been developed in the Unit since 1992.
11th Minas Prize – Corporate Performance 2008/2009 – Best ad Biggest Companies in Minas category
The Mercado Comum magazine of Belo Horizonte (MG) recognized Alcoa in Poços de Caldas in the Best and Biggest Companies in Minas Gerais prize, based on an analysis of its financial balance sheets.
Top Brands 2009
Awarded by Arco Editorial, the company that publishes the magazine Projeto Design and the architecture portal, Arcoweb, it identifies those brands that are most remembered by readers. In this 5th edition, 3,655 readers replied to the question: “Which brand comes to mind when someone talks about...” and revealed which are the most remembered brands for the architecture of interiors in 21 product categories. Alcoa received 29.94% of the indications in the Aluminum Frames category.
Marca Brasil Prize
In its 10th edition the Marca Brasil Prize paid tribute to consumers’ preferred brands. Alcoa was elected by readers of the magazine, Contramarco, in the frame sector, in the aluminum extrusion company category.
Alcoa was recognized by Honda Motorcycle of Brazil for joining the select group of 36 companies to get the maximum score in quality. To be part of this list, Honda adopted as a criterion the performance from those suppliers who had top quality over a 12-month period. Alcoa is the exclusive supplier of extruded aluminum tubes for the rear suspension of several of Honda’s popular motorcycles, including the XRE300 and the CRF 30F.
Brazil Protection Prize 2009
Recognition from Proteção [Protection] magazine, which specializes in information about health and safety at work in five categories: corrective actions in H&S, communication in H&S, occupational hygiene, H&S policy for outsourced employees and working at height.
Environmental Benchmarking Brazil
Alumar was recognized yet again for its good socio-environmental practices. Awarded by the Mais Institute for socio-environmental research and training for the preparation of its Sustainability Guide for its program for raising the height of bauxite residue deposits, which prolongs the use of areas employed for this purpose.
Proof Not Promises Winners
Alumar was recognized for its good environmental practices with the Proof Not Promises Winners prize from GE Water & Process Technologies, a division of General Electric that specializes in water treatment and industrial processes. The recognition was given to the Consortium for its work in partnership with GE, with its program “Chemical Cleaning for Unblocking Pipes”, which deals with operational and environmental improvements in the smelting pipework at Alumar.
State Department of Industry and Commerce (Sinc) and the Maranhão Supplier Development Program (PDF-MA)
The tribute was paid for the opportunities generated for local suppliers in construction work on the refinery’s expansion project.
Metal Buildings and Structures (CEM), Maranhense Consortium (CM) and the Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Construction Engineering Consortium (CEMEC)
Recognition from Maranhão entities for the opportunities generated for the state’s companies by the refinery expansion project, which contributed to the growth of suppliers and to making the local economy more dynamic.
Human Milk Bank
A tribute to Alumar for the 10 year-partnership involving the activities of the Human Milk Bank.
Recognition for ZERO ACCIDENTS in the transportation of hazardous products.
Awarded to Alumar by Alcoa World Alumina for the transfer of knowledge relating to best practices adopted by the Consortium.
29th National Public Relations Prize
Alcoa won the 29th National Public Relations Prize with a work entitled “Sustainable Juruti: communication through social engagement”. Twenty seven cases were submitted and assessed by a jury composed of seven members, including - according to the rules - five professionals from public relations and two professionals from other areas of Organizational Communication. The ceremony took place on December 2, in Sao Paulo.
Aberje Prize 2009
For the second time, Aberje (Brazilian Association of Communication) has recognized Alcoa for its operations in Juruti, in the west of Pará. The company won the regional stage of the 35th edition of the prize in the Communication of Sustainability Actions and Social Report categories with its Sustainable Juruti case: communication for social engagement.
Company Friend of Children Seal
Baesa retains its title of Company Friend of Children, which is recognition from the ABRINQ Foundation for the rights of children and adolescents for companies that invest in actions for childhood and adolescence.
Fritz Muller Prize
FATMA (Environment Foundation) awarded the prize in the Socio-environmental Category for the good results achieved with the Environmental Education Project.
Friend of the Responsible Paternity Institute Trophy
A contribution to the Responsible Paternity Institute resulted in Baesa winning the Friend of the Responsible Paternity o Institute trophy. The Institute’s headquarters are in Lages (SC) and it was created with the objective of guaranteeing complete recognition of the paternity and maternity of children.
Protection Brazil Prize for Health and Safety at Work 2009 – H&S Policies with the Community category
Recognition for the company from magazine Proteção, which specializes in information about health and safety at work, in the H&S with the Community category
Municipal Chamber of Tubarão
Recognition for the initiative of holding the 3rd Alcoa and the Community Panel, on July 14.