• Engagement

Engagement and Communication

We aim to engage our employees and create a work environment built on trust, open communication and cooperation.


Employee Engagement: a Pillar of the Alcoa Business System (ABS)

One of the ways we engage our employees is through the Alcoa Business System (ABS), since improvement and problem solving rely on employee involvement. Employee engagement is, in fact, one of the three fundamental principles of the ABS system, along with internal and external client satisfaction, and enhancement through the elimination of waste. Throughout our operations, employees are invited to actively participate in life at the plant.


Fostering Engagement through Recognition

Sharing best practices is at the heart of Alcoa's success. The most noteworthy initiatives receive worldwide Impact Awards. These awards, the highest distinction that Alcoa gives its employees, highlight the strengthening of human values, the improvement of economic performance and a positive public profile, while motivating employees to do their best to improve performance and generate enviable results.


One of the Highest Engagement Rates in the Industry

The efforts of Alcoa Global Primary Products in Canada to mobilize its employees have been rewarded with an outstanding rate of employee engagement. Every year, Alcoa employees around the globe are asked to complete a survey to obtain a realistic portrait of their views on various important issues, namely management effectiveness, leadership and vision, communication, growth and development, commitment and belonging, recognition, quality, safety, and working conditions. The results are analyzed by country, by business unit, and by plant.





The combined engagement index of the three Québec smelters maintained in 2015 the 89% record level attained in the previous year. This result is all the more remarkable given the difficult business conditions in the global primary aluminum market resulting from very low prices. We believe this strong engagement score stems from ongoing efforts to engage employees, contribute their ideas and take an active part in changes aimed at improving our performance. We recognize that our people are the pillars of our organization, driving us to always be better.