UNESCO finds the Alcoa - Manicouagan-Uapishka WBR partnership inspirational (in French only).
A donation to the Centre de la biodiversité du Québec marks ABI’s 25th anniversary.
Alcoa partners with the Centre for Sustainable Development, in Montreal
Alcoa Foundation invests in a new global life cycle impact assessment model at École Polytechnique de Montréal
Commitment to education
2011 marks 10th anniversary of partnership between Alcoa Foundation and the Programme en Éducation à l’Environnement et à la Citoyenneté
Every year, Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation invest millions of dollars in the company’s host communities around the word. Whether at the global or local level, our grants are awarded to meet the needs and respond to the aspirations of our communities. This approach towards giving marshals the expertise, energy and shared values of Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation to leverage the best practices of socially responsible businesses around the world.
Alcoa Foundation and especially our people maintain a strong commitment to dozens of initiatives and organizations dedicated to the environment, community empowerment, education and sustainable design. More than 60% of our donations have helped our host communities face existing and future challenges related to sustainability and the environment.
In addition to Alcoa Foundation grants, every Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products plant and Alcoa’s Canadian headquarters, offer grants and sponsorships to help meet special community needs.
Our approach to community support is to target organizations that enrich the social and cultural lives of all Quebecers. To this end, Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products has formed a multi-year partnership with the Musée de la civilisation de Québec. This agreement, signed in 2006, has helped bring many world-class exhibitions to the provincial capital. In keeping with their respective sustainability programs, both partners took concrete action for the environment in 2011. (French release)
On the environmental front, Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products pursued its partnership with the Semaine québécoise de la réduction des déchets and became the lead partner for the new Maison du développement durable in Montréal.