Alcoa Millennium Development Goals Report

Alcoa directly supports the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The following is a summary of 2013 activities, investments, and partnerships for each relevant goal.

Goal Alcoa Actions References
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger Alcoa Foundation invested US$565,655 for:
  • 3,500 fruit trees, primarily desirable breadfruit, in Jamaica;
  • Vocational training in Mexico; and
  • Bamboo business development in Suriname.
Alcoa Foundation
Achieve Universal Primary Education Education is one of the major themes for Alcoa Foundation, which invested US$238,000 in an education program for girls in Guinea and a kindergarten teacher training program in Jamaica. Alcoa Foundation
Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women Alcoa’s recruitment processes and practices ensure the protection and respect for all people and that no individual is discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex, or age (within statutory limits).

Human Rights Policy
  Our company values continue to include “respect”—we treat all people with dignity and provide a diverse, inclusive work environment.

Vision & Values
  In 2013, 10% of our incentive compensation for managers and executives was based on meeting targets to improve the diversity of our workforce with respect to representation of women and protected class employees in our global operations.

We met our 2013 goal to have women comprise 19% of our global leadership (achieved 20.8%) and were slightly under our goal of 16% of U.S. minorities holding leadership positions (achieved 15.6%).

  Since its founding in 2003, Alcoa Women’s Network (AWN) has been a catalyst for the development and advancement of women leaders throughout the company. AWN works to help improve the recruitment, retention, and promotion of these leaders within Alcoa.

  We earned the prestigious Catalyst Award in early 2013 in recognition of our progress on recruiting, developing, and advancing women in the workplace.

The Human Rights Campaign again named Alcoa an LGBT Best Place to Work in 2013.

In early 2014, we received the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Award.
Improve Maternal Health Alcoa Foundation invested US$75,000 in a teen pregnancy program in Suriname and a male partner awareness program in Guinea. Alcoa Foundation
Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases Alcoa Foundation invested US$59,987 in a community-based hygiene and sanitation awareness program in Guinea. Alcoa Foundation
Ensure Environmental Sustainability We have aggressive 2020 and 2030 goals to drive our environmental performance against a 2005 baseline.

Strategic Sustainability Targets
  We use Sustainability Scorecards to measure each business’ progress against key near-term sustainability metrics.

Sustainability Strategy
  We included an annual carbon dioxide reduction target as a component of our 2013 incentive compensation program.

  Alcoa Foundation invests around one third of its total annual funding to environmentally focused programs around the world.

In 2013, the foundation invested more than US$1.3 million in a strategic plan for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Brazil, an environmental leadership program for high school students in China, a wetlands awareness program in Jamaica, and reforestation and soil restoration in Mexico.

Alcoa Foundation
  Among our employees, 62% participated in the 2013 Month of Service employee outreach campaign. Many of the activities were focused on the environment.

Month of Service
  The Green Works program supports employee efforts to address critical environmental issues.

Green Works
  Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation invested more than US$6.3 million between 2007 and 2013 to develop community-based recycling programs.

In 2013, the advanced recycling system at our Barberton, Ohio, USA, wheels plant was operating at full capacity. The first of its kind in North America, the Barberton process uses innovative technology to produce billet for new wheels from re-melted aluminum chips from the wheels production process.

  Our Global Supplier Sustainability Program assesses the performance of key suppliers against varied criteria that include environmental performance.

Supply Chain
  We continued commercialization of ReadyGrit™ (formerly known as Red Sand™), which is derived from bauxite residue.

Bauxite Residue
  The Alcoa-designed Natural Engineered Wastewater Treatment (NEWT™) system at the Ma’aden Alcoa joint venture project in Saudi Arabia will enable the reduction of freshwater demand by nearly 25% and achieve zero wastewater discharge.

NEWT Case Study
  The mass production of aluminum-intensive vehicles—which are lighter, use less fuel, and emit fewer emissions compared to steel-intensive vehicles—is significantly enabled by Alcoa 951 bonding technology, which we introduced commercially in 2013.

  Our new Ultra ONETM heavy duty truck wheel is 47% lighter than steel wheels of the same size.

Commercial Transportation
Develop a Global Partnership for Development In 2013, Alcoa Foundation contributed US$50,000 for a community decision-making process about urban land use for waste management in China. Alcoa Foundation