October 1, 2013

Alcoa’s Global Workforce Lends a Helping Hand during Eighth Annual Month of Service

Throughout October, more than half of Alcoa’s (NYSE: AA) global workforce is expected to volunteer their time and talents its eighth annual Month of Service program. 

For the past eight years, Alcoa has dedicated one month for its employees to join their friends, families and local nonprofit organizations to address local needs and strengthen communities where Alcoa has operations.    

Alcoa employees and retirees will volunteer alongside friends, families and community members to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work by collecting and distributing food, improving literacy, donating blood, planting trees, and renovating recreation centers.

“Month of Service gives Alcoa employees across the globe an opportunity to contribute their time and talents to make a difference in communities where they live and work,” said Tricia Napor, Vice President, Alcoa Foundation. “Through their efforts, we’re strengthening communities and creating a better future for generations to come.”
 
Summary of Alcoa’s 2013 Month of Service:

  • 60 percent of Alcoa employees across the globe will make a difference
  • Nearly 20,000 hours of service are committed
  • More than 500 community service projects are planned
  • More than 300 nonprofit organizations and community groups will benefit
  • More than 100,000 participants, including Alcoa retirees will volunteer


Regional Highlights of Alcoa’s 2013 Month of Service:

Asia
Alcoa volunteers are improving housing for the elderly, encouraging recycling and cleaning a baseball park.

Australia
Alcoa employees are planting trees, improving literacy and hosting a men's mental health forum titled: “Big Boys Don’t Cry, But They Should.”

Brazil
Alcoa volunteers are partnering with Junior Achievement to hold a lecture on corporate social responsibility and joining a soccer tournament to benefit nonprofit organizations.

Canada
Volunteers will collect donations for the United Way, host a blood drive and celebrate Alcoa’s 125th anniversary by planting 125 trees on Mt. Royal in Montreal.

Europe
Volunteers are renovating recreation centers, promoting safety and hosting a walk for charity.

Jamaica
Jamalco employees are constructing new classrooms at a school in Clarendon and participating in a 5K walk.

Mexico
Employees are renovating an elementary school and promoting STEM careers at a local college.

Russia
Alcoa employees and local nonprofit organizations are partnering to collect toys for a children’s hospital in Moscow.

United States
Alcoa employees, families and friends are delivering meals to homebound elderly, promoting STEM and making blankets for cancer patients.

“Spirit of Volunteering” Photo Contest
Alcoa Foundation will also host the “Spirit of Volunteering” photo contest for Alcoa employees to submit a photo depicting how they make their community a better place through volunteering, for a chance to win one of five $5,000 grants for the charity of their choice.

Last October, 60 percent of Alcoa’s workforce donated their time to nearly 1,050 nonprofit organizations. Alcoa employees, families, neighbors and community groups reached 36,000 children, served more than 13,000 meals, and supported 2,050 nonprofit organizations.

For more information, visit www.alcoa.com/monthofservice.

About Alcoa Foundation

Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $460 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $570 million since 1952. In 2012, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $21 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 2012, a record 60 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,050 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 450,000 people and 2,050 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit alcoafoundation.comand follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.
 
About Alcoa
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 125 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 12 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 30 countries across the world. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow Alcoa on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.