March 19, 2012
Alcoa Foundation Launches Global Engagement Program to Support Employee Wellness and Local Communities
Alcoa Corporate Leaders Raise $17,000 for Charity in Bowl-a-thon
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) leadership from across the world, including Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld, kicked off a new global employee engagement program in Pittsburgh yesterday and raised $17,000 for charity in the process.
Called Alcoans in Motion, the program supports employees who join in group physical activities for charity. Kleinfeld and other senior leaders participated in a bowl-a-thon at Legacy Lanes in the South Hills, where winning teams selected charities from key Alcoa regions around the world to receive grants from Alcoa Foundation. The 250 employees joined efforts and gave away a total of $17,000 to local and national organizations focused on workforce development, education and the environment.
“Alcoa employees have always been actively involved in their local communities,” said Paula Davis, President, Alcoa Foundation. “Alcoans in Motion provides a unique opportunity for our employees and their friends and families to contribute to nonprofit organizations that are important to them while engaging in healthy activities. This year, our goal is to have 100 events in more than 20 countries.”
Alcoa fosters a unique corporate culture of community engagement, where employees are encouraged, supported and recognized for the active role they play in addressing local and global challenges. In 2011, a record 56 percent of employee participated in the global Month of Service, and now Alcoans in Motion gives employees more opportunities to contribute to nonprofits around the globe.
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US$446 million. Founded more than 50 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US$550 million since 1952. In 2011, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$20 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships, engaging its people to improve the environment and educating tomorrow’s leaders. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers who share their energy, passion and purpose to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the company’s signature Month of Service program, in 2011, a record 56 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,200 events across 24 countries, reaching 81,000 children, serving 9,000 meals, planting 34,000 trees and supporting 1,800 nonprofit organizations. More information can be found at www.alcoafoundation.com.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.
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