On Earth Day in 2003, recognizing the essential role that trees play in the biosphere, Alcoa pledged to plant ten million trees around the world. In 2015, nearly 15,000 trees were planted in the communities of Baie-Comeau, Bécancour, Deschambault, Montréal and Québec City. Close to 152, 000 trees have been planted since 2001.
In January 2016, Alcoa Foundation confirmed that nine of the ten million it wishes to attain by 2020 had been planted. The Canadian contribution accounts for about 2% of the total to date.
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