We measure the success of our programs through five key metrics — alignment with
Alcoa Foundation’s core themes, direct outcomes for society, stakeholder engagement, inclusiveness, and awareness. Here’s how we did it in 2013.
$2 Million Committed to Avoid 2,850 Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
612 Young Girls and 2,000 Women Learn About Engineering
Stage set for 10 News Skills USA Chapters
175,000+ trees planted across 19 global locations
Thousands of students take 50,000 environmental actions for change
High-tech waste bins to capture and recycle 650,000 lbs of aluminum
8 Disaster Relief Grants Made in 2013
Another success was the 2013 conference held in Baltimore, where over 2,000 professional women and students attended sessions about women in engineering. Alcoa’s panel talked about their engineering careers and how their profession histories leveraged Alcoa’s Technical Advantage – a unique model to ensure the maximum deployment of Alcoa’s expertise in all phases of customer engagement.
Since 2010, Alcoa Foundation and American Forests have worked together to enhance, beautify, restore and protect forests in 15 countries and nine U.S. states through 29 unique projects. Through the dedication of Alcoa employees, local communities and partners, more than 520,000 trees were planted in the first two years of the partnership.To learn more about the 2013 Alcoa Foundation Global ReLeaf programs visit the website.
Throughout 2013, thousands of students on 62 campuses took over 50,000 actions ranging from refusing a plastic bag to recycling electronics to organizing volunteer activities. In taking these actions, students raised $12,279.50 in donations for nonprofit organizations.
A grant of $250,000 from Alcoa Foundation paid for the installment of 30 high-tech BigBelly stations in Times Square for two years. During that time, the bins are expected to capture and recycle 650,000 pounds of aluminum and 2.6 million pounds of other recyclable material. Times Square has between 350,000 to 450,000 visitors pass through on foot every day.
n March 15, 2013, Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of NYC, and Klaus Kleinfeld were joined by NYC’s Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty, Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins, and BigBelly Solar CEO Jim Norrod to unveil the first of the BigBelly stations during a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony in Times Square.