August 13, 2013
Alcoa to carry out an ACTION in the Lar Rejane Marques
The initiative, which happens on August 16, is part of Diversity Week and commemorates Interns’ Day
Next Friday (August 16), Alcoa will be holding yet another edition of ACTION – “Alcoans coming together in our neighborhoods” – in Recife (PE), in the Lar Rejane Marques, which is responsible for caring for disabled children. Company employees will dedicate four hours of their time in voluntary work, helping to clean the institution and take part in recreational activities with the children.
The event will be part of Diversity Week in Itapissuma and will pay tribute to Interns’ Day, which is celebrated on August 18. “A group of interns who have just entered the labor market will take part in the initiative and get involved with activities to help the community”, stresses Ana Regina Cavalcanti, the Institutional Affairs Supervisor for the Itapissuma unit.
ACTION is based on a group of at least ten Alcoa employees becoming involved with voluntary work for not-for–profit entities. Once the task has been completed the institution receives a US$ 3,000 donation from the Alcoa Foundation by way of the Instituto Alcoa.
“The initiative was created with the purpose of encouraging voluntary work, transferring knowledge and providing moments of leisure and well-being for communities in those places where Alcoa is located”, completes Camila Meirelles, Vice President of the Instituto Alcoa.
About the Alcoa Institute
Established in 1990, the mission of the Alcoa Institute is to generate a legacy of sustainability in the communities in which Alcoa operates, through strategic and articulated projects that value and strengthen their potential. The Institute works with programs and actions that encourage corporate voluntary work, among which are ACTION, BRAVO!, Green Works, World Community Services Month program, the Program for Supporting Local Projects and its signature program, known as the ECOA (Community Environmental Education) Program, in partnership with CIEDS [Integrated Center for Sustainable Development Studies and Programs]. The areas considered to be a priority for actions or community projects are education, health, the environment, safety, governance, work and income. Since 1995, the Alcoa Institute, along with the Alcoa Foundation, has invested around R$ 100 million in more than 1,900 projects, which have benefited 39 Brazilian cities and involved more than 1.4 million hours of voluntary work.
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