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NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced the release of its 2007 Corporate
Sustainability Highlights, which details the company’s
global environmental, social and economic performance and shows how
sustainability is integrated into all aspects of our business. The
report is available on line in the Sustainability section of alcoa.com
“Sustainability remains a key focus at Alcoa.
It drives best practices throughout our company and deepens our
stakeholder engagement strategies at all levels of the organization,”
said Chairman Alain Belda.
Some notable 2007 accomplishments include:
The opening of our first new smelter in two decades in Eastern Iceland.
Named one of the world’s most sustainable
corporations in the world for the fourth consecutive year at the World
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Posted annual revenues of US$30.7 billion –
an all-time record
Through Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation, invested more than US$49 million
in the communities in which we operate worldwide.
Held our executive leadership team accountable for integrating
diversity into our overall strategy and began tying the results to
Ended 2007 with 80% of our locations having zero lost workdays and
nearly 50% with no recordable injuries.
In addition, Alcoa engaged the services of independent firm
AccountAbility to facilitate a pilot sustainability review panel made up
of both external members and Alcoa representatives to help identify gaps
in our reporting. As part of the process, the external panel members
wrote an independent commentary that gives direction for continuous
improvement in the reporting process. These observations are included in
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.