• Water use intensity



Alcoa Inc. set a strategic target to reduce the consumption of drinking and industrial water by its worldwide smelters by 25% before the end of 2020, compared to baseline year 2005, excluding reused rainwater.


Since 2005, Alcoa has reduced its water intake in Québec by 36%, mainly by installing measuring instruments at the Baie-Comeau Smelter. These instruments helped identify water saving opportunities as well as system leaks.