September 13, 2013

CEO of Alcoa Latin America & the Caribbean, Franklin Feder, will take part in the VI International Sustainable Congress 2013


The executive will be on the panel, “Development and sustainability: the challenges for governance until 2020”


Next Tuesday, September 24, Franklin L. Feder, the CEO of Alcoa Latin America & the Caribbean, will take part in the VI International Sustainable Congress 2013. The event, which is produced by the CEBDS [Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development], will be held in the Espaço Tom Jobim, in the Botanical Gardens in Rio do Janeiro (RJ). The focus of the Congress will be the action agenda until 2020 for a sustainable Brazil in 2050, based on the document Visão Brasil 2050: uma nova agenda de negócios para o país [Brazil Vision 2050: a new business agenda for the country].


After the repercussion caused by the document Brazil Vision 2050, the challenge for the CEBDS is to formulate an agenda for sustainable business for 2020, mobilize companies to support this agenda, help companies understand the urgency of people and the planet and develop solutions for this. This is why Sustainable 2013 was entitled “From Vision 2050 to Action 2020”, so that discussions at the event will serve as important aids for the construction of company action plans that have clear objectives for 2020 and that set out the actions to be taken and the indicators.


Feder will be on the panel, “Development and sustainability: the challenges for governance until 2020”, which will debate how to find the path through governance that incorporates sustainability, in order to achieve full development and prosperity and to conserve nature.

"Development and sustainability need to go hand in hand. Innovation and a constant dialogue between private initiative, government and civil society organizations constitute the fundamentals of this advance”, says Franklin.
The event will bring together some 450 people, including businesspeople, government and civil society representatives, and specialists, who will deal with important topics on the sustainability agenda. In addition to the panel discussions, the CEBDS will be sharing the experiences of the Business Partnership for Eco-systemic Services (PESE), thus ending the first stage of the initiative and launching the second edition.



Sustainable 2013 – From Vision 2050 to Action 2020
Date: September 24
Venue: Espaço Tom Jobim - R. Jardim Botânico, 1008 - Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)


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 twelfth 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