Scope of the report and GRI index
The Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products sustainability report is published and updated every year on the Alcoa Canada website. The Outlook on Sustainability 2013 presents the highlights for the year. The data relates to the operations of Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products in Québec, namely the Baie-Comeau, Bécancour and Deschambault smelters, as well as the Bécancour Rod Plant and the Montréal Head Office. The Lake Charles Plant in Louisiana is not included in this report due to the major differences in its production and regulatory context compared to our Québec facilities. Data on Lake Charles is therefore disclosed by Alcoa Inc.
While the Bécancour Smelter (ABI) is 74.95% owned by Alcoa and 25.05% by Rio Tinto Alcan, Alcoa Canada Global Primary Products incorporates 100% of the facility’s activities in its sustainability reporting. The front-end activities (bauxite mining, alumina production) and back-end activities (aluminum processing for various markets) of our Québec operations are controlled by our parent company, Alcoa Inc., and are reported on in its GRI report.
Alcoa employs various internal standards and data collection systems, in addition to rigorous auditing processes. Data relating to our greenhouse gas emissions inventory, as well as our financial results, are audited by independent third parties.
Alcoa complies with external data disclosure standards, including the Carbon Disclosure Project and GRI protocols for various indicators. We also meet all regulatory requirements.