September 2, 2013

Franklin Feder, the CEO of Alcoa, will take part in the Ethos Conference 2013


The executive will be on the panel, “The role of the corporate sector in the implementation of Sustainable Development objectives”


On Tuesday, September 3, Franklin L. Feder, CEO of Alcoa Latin America & the Caribbean, will take part in the Ethos Conference 2013.


The theme of the Conference will be “Sustainable and responsible business: opportunities for companies and for Brazil” and will be held September 3 - 5, 2013 in the Tomie Ohtake Institute building in São Paulo.


The event, which is supported by Alcoa, an institutional partner of the Ethos Institute, will feature important discussions on just how profitable sustainable businesses can be. “Sustainability is at the top of my agenda and part of my day-to-day routine. An inclusive, green and responsible economy can only emerge from a scenario in which sustainability is central”, says Franklin.


In addition to offering the traditional debates, talks and conceptual discussions, the Conference will have a pragmatic perspective when it deals with sustainability themes, by applying them immediately to modeling sustainable businesses.


The event will also be a place for encouraging, developing and publicizing sustainable business. For this reason two modules have been organized, one for analyzing business cases already under development and the other that will deal with models that have not yet been implemented, but whose planning is well-structured and whose proposals are innovative and scalable.



Ethos Conference 2013
Sustainable and responsible business: opportunities for companies and for Brazil
Date: September 3 – 5, 2013
Venue: Geo Theater of the Tomie Ohtake Institute
Rua Coropés, 88, in Pinheiros, São Paulo (SP)


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]. In 2013, it was recognized for the twelfth time as one of the Best Companies to Work and for the second consecutive year the 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