May 17, 2013

Volunteers from Alcoa take part in a milk campaign for SOS Santa Casa


A total of 320 liters of milk were collected for snacks for patients of the Cacon (High Complexity Oncology Center) of the Santa Casa Hospital in Poços de Caldas, and their companions


Among the various activities undertaken by the NGO SOS Amigos da Santa Casa is the serving of a snack, from Monday to Friday, to patients in the hospital’s High Complexity Oncology Center and their companions, who come from 80 towns and cities in the region. Alcoans and interns from GBS (the Shared Services Unit of Alcoa Latin America & the Caribbean) were touched by this work and they organized and took part in the GBS Solidarity action. To take part in a raffle of 50 tickets for Caldense [soccer] games that were bought by Alcoa, people had to donate a liter of milk or pay R$ 2.00 for a raffle ticket. In the end, R$ 600 was collected, which was used to buy 320 liters of milk, which will serve the institution for three weeks.


Maria Cristina Gonçalves and Rayanne Lima, from GBS, delivered the milk on May 6 to the Superintendent of the Santa Casa, Renata Santos, and to the President of SOS Amigos da Santa Casa, Rita Marinoni, in addition to volunteers of the institution.


Rita Marinoni was very grateful and underlined the importance of the donation. “We are currently serving 120 patients a day, in addition to their companions, and many have to set out in the early hours of the morning. In many cases the snack we offer them is the only meal they have that day”, she pointed out. “All snack products are donated by companies, the community and by former patients”.


About Alcoa


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