Montréal’s Sustainable Development Plan
Guidelines and initiatives
As an industry leader, we feel it is important to help develop guidelines and standards that will move the industry closer to sustainability. As such, Alcoa continues to actively participate in the development and achievement of the International Aluminium Institute’s “Aluminium for Future Generations Sustainable Development Programme.” This program comprises 13 voluntary objectives and 22 performance indicators that are designed to encourage continual improvement in the industry’s sustainability performance.
In 2009, Alcoa Inc. became a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. As a participant, we pledged to advance several goals related to the environment, human rights, labor standards, and anti-corruption, as well as report on our progress. Alcoa supports the precautionary principle under the UN Global Compact. Consistent with that principle, we advocate a risk-based approach to our operations through our extensive management systems.
In 2010, Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products renewed its partnership with the City of Montréal’s Sustainable Development Plan, maintaining our commitment to complete at least ten concrete actions by the end of 2015 and to ensure their follow-up. We also signed the Déclaration de la collectivité de l'Île de Montréal en faveur de la biodiversité et du verdissement. (In French only).
In addition, we renewed our voluntary agreement with the Québec Government in 2008 to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, as well as an environmental performance agreement as part of the Baie-Comeau Smelter modernization project.