Autust 28, 2013

Instituto Alcoa makes donation to public security area


Funds will be used for prevention and education projects of the uniformed and criminal police forces


Another two important community projects, in which the Instituto Alcoa is a partner, will benefit the Poços de Caldas and region community in the public security area. The funds for the projects were officially donated on August 19 during a ceremony held in the headquarters of the 29th Uniformed Police Battalion (BPM), in the presence of representatives from Alcoa, the uniformed and criminal police and Consep (Public Security Council). Alcoa was represented by Og Bernardi, the Operations Director of the Alcoa unit in Poços de Caldas, and Mônica M. Frison, the company’s Institutional Affairs Supervisor.


The uniformed police were represented by Col. Edilson Ivair Costa, Commander of the 18th Region, Lt. Col. Diovany Ribeiro, Commander of the 29th Battalion, and Major Frederico Antônio de Lima, Assistant Commander of the 29th Battalion. The criminal police were represented by Regional Officer Dr. Gustavo Henrique Manzoli, and Consep, by Lt. João Carlos da Silva and Luciana Amadeu.


In expressing his thanks, Lt. Col. Diovany talked about the relevance of the partnership with Alcoa in these projects. “This shows just how important the company is, not only for the city but also for the whole region”, he stressed.


Regional Officer, Dr. Gustavo, also thanked the partnership and talked about the benefits of investments in public security projects.

“Being able to contribute once again to the community in Poços de Caldas is a reason for us to be very happy, especially when it’s for projects aimed at prevention and education”, emphasized Og M. Bernardi, Operations Director.


In all R$ 57,584,00 was donated in the name of Consep, which will benefit Proerd (Drug and Violence Resistance Program), which has been a uniformed police initiative since 2003 with 5th to 9th year elementary school students, and an important criminal police project.
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 and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at and follow Alcoa on Facebook at