June 06, 2013
Alcoa is one of the 100 companies with the best reputations in Brazil
The company was also chosen as one of the most responsible companies and with the best corporate governance
Alcoa is one of the companies in the ranking of those with the best reputations in Brazil, according to a survey carried out by Spanish consultancy company, Merco, in partnership with the Brazilian Public Opinion and Statistical Institute (Ibope) and consulting company, KPMG, which was disclosed exclusively on the web portal of EXAME magazine. The company also figured prominently on the list of most responsible companies and those with the best corporate governance.
“It’s gratifying to be included among the companies with the best reputation in Brazil. Alcoa has been in the country for almost 50 years, always operating with our employees dedicated to the company’s values and the untiring search for excellence”, says Franklin L. Feder, CEO for Alcoa Latin America & the Caribbean.
To define the companies on the reputation ranking, Merco, in a partnership with Ibope, compiled the economic data of companies and consulted 450 executives, 259 market analysts and 1000 consumers. The survey was audited by KPMG and the aspects analyzed were the economic and financial results, the quality of the products, the internal reputation, the ethics, the international dimension and also the innovative capacity of each company.
To arrive at the names on the list of most responsible companies with the best corporate governance, the company’s ethical behavior, transparency, responsibility towards employees, commitment to the environment and contribution to the community were just some of the items evaluated.
Alcoa Alumínio S.A. is a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc. which is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. The company employs approximately 61,000 people in 31 countries and for the eleventh consecutive year the company is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Alcoa is present in Latin America and the Caribbean where it has operations in Brazil, Jamaica and Suriname and about 7,000 employees. This year, the company completes 125 years of operations in the world.
In Brazil the company operates in the whole of the aluminum production chain, from bauxite mining to the production of transformed products. Alcoa has six production units and three offices in the states of Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pará, Pernambuco, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and the Federal District. The company also has shareholdings in four hydroelectric power stations: Machadinho and Barra Grande on the border of the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul; Serra do Facão in Goiás; and Estreito, between Maranhão and Tocantins. In 2012, Alcoa recorded revenues of R$ 2,6 billion in Brazil. In the same year it was considered a benchmark in sustainability, being one of the year’s 21 model companies in the Guia EXAME de Sustentabilidade [EXAME Magazine’s Sustainability Guide], besides being recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for the eleventh consecutive year and Best Company for Women to Work in Brazil, by the Great Place to Work Institute. Further information can be found at www.alcoa.com.br and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at twitter.com/AlcoaBrasil and follow Alcoa on Facebook at facebook.com/AlcoaBrasil.