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Alcoa Recognized as Having the Best Safety Performance in the Aluminum Industry NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it was the recipient of the
International Aluminium Institute’s award for
Best Safety Performance in the Worldwide Aluminum Industry for 2007
during the organization’s Annual General
Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, last week. The IAI is the global
forum of the world's aluminum producers. The Institute has 25 member
companies; together these companies represent more than 80% of world
primary aluminum production.
Alcoa’s Poços de
Caldas, Brazil, Operations was honored in two categories: Best
Performing Mine and its 96,000-metric-ton-per-year aluminum smelter won
in the Best Performing Smelter in the category of greater than 1.3
million hours worked. Alcoa’s San Ciprian
alumina refinery in Spain won as the Best Performing Refinery in the
less than 2 million hours worked category.
Data for 18 mines, 35 refineries and 102 smelters worldwide was
collected and evaluated by the Institute. The top performers in safety
are determined following a rigorous multi-stage assessment that includes
reviews of Total Recordable Incident Frequency, Lost Time Incident
Frequency, and Incident Severity Rate, together with improvements on the
previous year’s performance. Short-listed
plants also carry out a self-assessment, followed by an on site
assessment by the IAI.
“We are extremely proud that Alcoa is leading
the way in safety performance in the worldwide aluminum industry,”
said Alcoa Chairman Alain Belda. “This
accomplishment is a result of the dedicated effort of all Alcoa
employees to work safely and a firm belief that safety is the highest
internal priority at Alcoa.”
Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active
and growing participation 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, and building systems. The Company has
97,000 employees in 34 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
Note to Editors: The "c" in "Poços"
should have a cedilla.