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EVANSVILLE, Ind.--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that its Warrick (Indiana) Operations
has received the inaugural environmental award given during the annual
Celebration of Leadership Awards sponsored by Leadership Evansville, an
organization committed to community betterment. The awards recognize
businesses, individuals and institutions that have made significant
collaborative contributions to the community.
Nominations are made by the public, and a diverse group of local leaders
decide on the winners.
Alcoa’s Warrick plant was nominated by Dan Schenk, the chancellor of Ivy
Tech Community College. He cited Alcoa’s investments in environmental
improvements at its business and in the community, including the annual
Environmental Open House and its Household Hazardous Waste Recycling
days, as well as the willingness of the plant’s management to actively
engage with the community.
"Alcoa Warrick Operations is a regional leader in utilizing the public’s
input in improving environmental performance," the application reads.
"It has a commitment to go above and beyond…and our community is better
because of all the things that Alcoa doesn’t have to do, but does."
“This is a special recognition for us because it comes from our
community,” said Ed Hemmersbach, Warrick Rigid Packaging Location
Manager. “At Alcoa, we recognize that the success of our business is
directly connected to the strength of the communities in which we
operate. Good corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship are
core values at Alcoa.”
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated
aluminum and 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 120 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 eight consecutive years and approximately
75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.