Alcoa Millennium Development Goals Report

Alcoa directly supports the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The following is a summary of 2015 activities, investments, and partnerships for each relevant goal.

Goal Alcoa Actions References
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger Alcoa Foundation grants during 2015 included:
  • US$45,000 to Citymeals-on-Wheels in New York City for the Mobile Food Pantry.
  • US$30,000 to Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, for the Backpack Program in Tippecanoe County.
  • US$20,000 to Arc-en-ciel in Deschambault, Canada, for the healthy snack program for school children.
  • US$12,190 to Asilo de Ancianos Luz y Esperanza A. C. in Acuna, Mexico, for preparation of a foster home for the vulnerable elder community.
Alcoa Foundation
Achieve Universal Primary Education Education is one of two major strategic priorities for Alcoa Foundation, focusing on projects that increase the number of students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies.

Grants in 2015 included:
  • US$152,000 to Scitech in Australia for the Maths Enrichment Program.
  • US$166,600 to Society for Science and the Public for ISEF, “Cool Jobs,” and Science News in High Schools programs.
  • US$100,000 to Citizen Schools—US2020 for STEM mentoring programs in Greater Los Angeles schools.
  • US$25,000 to Nahant Marsh Education Center for the Growing Roots for STEM program.
  • US$68,000 to Partners Hungary Foundation for Project POWER II—Progression Of Women EngineeRs.
  • US$70,000 to Fund “Aid for Community Sustainable Development” (FSD) for robotics classes.
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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
  Our company values include respect—we treat all people with dignity and provide a diverse, inclusive work environment.

Vision & Values
  A portion (10%) of variable compensation for managers and executives was based on progress in achieving diversity and inclusion objectives in each of our businesses and in every region throughout the world.

Inclusion Section in Alcoa’s 2015 Sustainability Report
  We met our 2015 goal to have women hold 22.3% of our global executive positions (achieved 22.8%).

  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 received top ranking in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the seventh consecutive year.

  Alcoa Foundation has partnered with the American Association of University Women to promote a positive culture for young girls exploring careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  Alcoa Wheel Products Europe (AWPE) in Székesfehérvár, Hungary created a year-long educational program combined with job shadowing to introduce a generation of young girls to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Case Study in Alcoa’s 2015 Sustainability Report
Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases A 2015 Alcoa Foundation grant supported a five-day training program on infectious disease management that international nonprofit Jhpiego delivered to more than 180 health care providers at three medical facilities in Guinea. Alcoa Foundation

Case Study in Alcoa’s 2015 Sustainability Report
Ensure Environmental Sustainability We have aggressive 2020 and 2030 goals to drive our environmental performance against a 2005 baseline.

Strategic Sustainability Targets Section in Alcoa’s 2015 Sustainability Report
  We use Sustainability Scorecards to measure each business’ progress against key near-term sustainability metrics.

  We included a carbon dioxide reduction target as a component of our 2015 variable compensation program.

Climate Protection Section in Alcoa’s 2015 Sustainability Report
  Alcoa Foundation invested 29% of its 2015 funding in environmentally focused programs around the world. This included a US$175,000 investment in the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for biodiversity initiatives.

Alcoa Foundation
  Among our employees, 47% participated in the 2015 Month of Service employee outreach campaign. Many of the activities were focused on the environment.

Month of Service
  We have a closed-loop recycling system for the aluminum-intensive Ford F-150 truck.

Recycling Section in Alcoa’s 2015 Sustainability Report
  We implemented a comprehensive strategy to increase the use of revert, or post-consumer material, in aerospace markets.

  We segregated and recycled valuable aerospace alloys through a closed-loop system with Boeing.

  We operate facilities that recycle aluminum wheel scrap into billet for new wheels.

  Alcoa Foundation was the first committed funding partner of The Recycling Partnership, a public/private partnership to increase packaging recycling rates in the United States.

  Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation invested approximately US$7.3 million in recycling initiatives between 2007 and 2015.

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

Supply Chain Section in Alcoa’s 2015 Sustainability Report
  Alcoa 951 bonding technology enables the mass production of aluminum-intensive vehicles like the F-150 truck.

Products Section in Alcoa’s 2015 Sustainability Report
  Automotive parts made with the Alcoa Micromill® material will be twice as formable and 30% lighter than parts made from high-strength steel.

  We introduced a lightweight, all-aluminum commercial truck frame still in development that will reduce truck weight by more than 40% compared to steel frames.

  Our 18-kilogram (40-pound) Ultra ONE heavy-duty truck wheel is 47% lighter than a steel wheel of the same size.

  We unveiled our Ampliforge process, which significantly reduces material input and simplifies production.  
We continued to expand the use of the Alcoa-developed Natural Engineered Wastewater Treatment (NEWTTM) system to treat sanitary and process wastewater, which is then reused in manufacturing processes.

Water Section in Alcoa’s 2015 Sustainability Report