July 15, 2013
Alcoa is the most sustainable company in Brazil in the Steel and Metal-working sector, according to the media
In the overall ranking, Alcoa came 3rd out of 100 companies operating in different sectors
Alcoa leads the ranking of the most sustainable companies in the “Steel and Metal-working” category in the survey "The most sustainable companies, according to the media". In the overall classification, Alcoa came 3rd, jumping 25 positions in comparison with last year.
For the sixth consecutive year, Imprensa magazine has published a survey that shows just how important factors like sustainability and issues related to environmental policies are for forming a company’s image. The way in which companies communicate their actions may also be a major differential when it comes to constructing a positive image in the market.
This year’s survey was carried out by PR Newswire, a company that specializes in news and information distribution services for communication professionals. The articles surveyed were all published in 2012 in América Economia, Amanhã, CartaCapital, Exame, Época, Época Negócios, Veja, IstoÉ and IstoÉ Dinheiro magazines, and in O Estado de S. Paulo, Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo newspapers. Among other things, the assessment considered items such as transparency, environmental awareness and employee well-being.
“Alcoa has reason to be proud of being part of this select group of companies. This is the result of the efforts of our employees, who are aligned with our company’s commitment to sustainable development”, is the assessment of Franklin L. Feder, CEO for Alcoa Latin America & the Caribbean.
The ranking revealed the 100 most sustainable companies according to the media, from the more than 800 that were looked at in the survey, and also listed the companies in accordance with the 29 sectors in which they operate.
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