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April 30, 2007
Alcoa Issues 2006 Corporate Sustainability Highlights Report
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa today announced it has released its 2006 Sustainability
Highlights, which detail the company’s global
environmental, social and economic performance to deliver net long-term
benefits to all stakeholders. More detail is available online in the
Sustainability section of alcoa.com at http://www.alcoa.com/sustainability.
It is the fifth year Alcoa has published the report.
“Sustainability is about every day performance
in search of excellence. The key to performance is engagement –
engagement at all levels, in all our communities. It is about people and
doing the right things–everyday and always—while
continuously investing in the future,” said
Alcoa Chairman and CEO Alain Belda.
Some 2006 sustainability accomplishments include:
Alcoa, as a founding member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership
(USCAP), joined nine highly esteemed U.S.-based companies and four
leading environmental organizations to call on the U.S. government to
quickly enact strong national legislation to achieve significant
reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
More than 140 leaders in conservation and sustainability attended the
first Alcoa Foundation Advancing Sustainability Conference in
Brussels. The gathering is part of the six-year, US$8.6 million Alcoa
Foundation Conservation and Sustainability Fellowship Program designed
to fund fellowships around the world to study conservation and
Alcoa held a global water summit attended by external experts in
sustainable water management to raise awareness of the sensitivity of
fresh water availability in certain regions of the world, allow best
practice sharing, and identify several projects aimed at reducing
In 2006, Alcoa posted its highest annual sales (US$30.4 billion) and
income from continuing operations (US$2.2 billion) in its history.
Alcoa sustained significant advances in mine rehabilitation programs.
In Guinea, for example, a record 250 hectares (618 acres) was
rehabilitated to a combination of native dry savannah vegetation and
tree crops, mainly cashew nuts.
Alcoa’s lost workday and total recordable
injury rates remain significantly below national averages, with 82.3%
of reporting locations having zero lost workdays compared to 61.5% in
2005. And 45.2% of locations had zero recordable injuries versus 31.4%
the prior year.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum,
fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major
aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive,
packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and
industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other
capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum
products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy
extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa®
wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, structures
and building systems. The company has 122,000 employees in 44 countries
and has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the
world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More
information can be found at www.alcoa.com