July 10, 2014
More than 12,000 Alcoans Pitch In For Fourth Annual Green Works
Alcoa Foundation announced today that more than 12,000 employees around the world volunteered as part of the Company’s fourth annual Green Works campaign. From April 21 to June 21, Alcoa employees worked alongside colleagues, families, friends and community members to clean up their communities by reducing their carbon footprint, recycling to save energy and planting trees to replenish the earth.
Alcoa employees participated in more than 250 community service projects during the two-month global volunteering initiative, which was created to support the Company’s environmental programs and celebrate international environmental holidays like Arbor Day, Earth Day and World Environment Day.
2014 Green Work Highlights:
• Planted 63,000 trees to support Alcoa’s Ten Million Trees campaign
• Recycled 10,500 pounds of electronics, preventing toxic materials from entering landfills
• Led 125 environment workshops to show young people how to preserve the planet
• Rehabilitated 150 rivers, parks and recreation areas
“When we roll up our sleeves and pitch in to make our communities better, we demonstrate to our families and neighbors precisely what we value as Alcoans,” said Esra Ozer, President, Alcoa Foundation.
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $470million. Founded 62 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $590 million. In 2013, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $22 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow's leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa's thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the Company's signature Month of Service program, in 2013, a record 62 percent of Alcoa employees took part in nearly 1,300 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 505,000 people and 1,900 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit alcoafoundation.com and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.