Our commitment starts at the top
Alcoa is a stronger, more competitive company because we make inclusion through diversity a priority. We encourage our employees to bring their own cultural and intellectual perspectives to the table, and have built meaningful goals into our operations, compensation, and human resource systems to drive progress toward this goal.
Our culturally sensitive outreach has established Alcoa as “The Company of the Community” in neighborhoods that reflect the changing face of the world. It’s little wonder that we consider our commitment to diversity to be a fundamental strategic strength.
We are proud that Alcoa was chosen in 2013 for the coveted Catalyst award, which is given each year to only three companies worldwide who are deemed best-in-class for providing opportunities to women in the workplace. Alcoa was recognized for breaking down barriers for women in a male-dominated industry and for achieving greater gender representation through an aggressive diversity agenda. This award validates our efforts and motivates us to continue building an inclusive work environment. We want our businesses to benefit fully from the leadership and engagement of women and people of color and we want to become a role model for other “hard hat” companies.
Diversity: Our competitive advantage
Alcoa’s success depends on our ability to create innovative solutions that exceed our customers’ goals. We achieve this by leveraging the diversity of thought, experience and skills within our organization. Our goal is to become the premier destination for the best talent to build successful careers. We have a three-part strategy focused on creating an outstanding Alcoan experience, where each individual can contribute his or her best work in a welcoming, vibrant environment.
Diversity of Talent Attract, develop, and retain talented and committed people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Inclusive Workplace Achieve a high-performing culture by ensuring that all employees worldwide are respected, included, and encouraged to realize their greatest potential.
Innovation Foster innovation by leveraging the diverse perspectives and skills of employees across Alcoa.