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Alcoa’s Sandow Mine Receives OSM 2012 Excellence in Surface Mining Award
NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that its Sandow Mine in Rockdale, Texas
received the “Good Neighbor Award” in the 2012 Excellence in Surface
Coal Mining Awards from Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and
Alcoa was recognized for successfully working with the community while
conducting exemplary mining and reclamation at its Sandow Mine.
Community efforts focused on initiatives taken as part of Alcoa’s annual Green
Works volunteering campaign. Alcoa Sandow Mine staff worked with
local Boy Scout troops and their leaders and the Milam County, Texas
Parks and Wildlife Game Warden to stock and relocate fish, plant trees
and assist with beekeeping activities at the mine.
In a letter congratulating Alcoa on the award, OSM Director Joseph G.
Pizarchik said, “The enduring, on-the-ground results are a testament to
your achievement. I commend you for the high standards that you set.”
Alcoa’s Green Works campaign, an annual two-month global volunteering
initiative, was created to support the Company’s environmental programs
and celebrate international environmental holidays like Arbor Day, Earth
Day and World Environment Day. In 2012 nearly 20,000 Alcoa employees
around the world took part.
“The Green Works events demonstrate Alcoa’s commitment to the
sustainability of the natural resources found in the mine, as well as
showing excellent environmental stewardship,” said Alcoa Energy Manager
The Award will be formally presented to Alcoa at the MINExpo Convention
in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 24-26, 2012.
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 ten consecutive years and approximately
75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.