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Alcoa Scores at Top of Corporate Equality Index for Fourth Consecutive Year
Only Mining and Metals Company in Top Ranking
NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it is the only mining and metals
company to achieve a top ranking in the
2013 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.
This is the fourth year in a row Alcoa has received the top score of 100
from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, which evaluates U.S.
workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.
The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of the largest U.S. civil
A total of 889 businesses have been rated in the 2013 Corporate Equality
Index, including the entire Fortune 500. This year, 252 companies
received a 100 percent score, indicating fully inclusive equal
employment opportunity policies, equal employment benefits,
organizational LGBT competency, a commitment to equality publicly and
"Alcoa is proud once again to score 100 percent on the Human Rights
Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, making us among the Best Places to
Work for LGBT Equality," said Mike Barriere, Alcoa Vice President of
Human Resources. "Our people form part of what we call the Alcoa
Advantage. Valuing diverse talent and perspectives is the best way for
Alcoa to continue to be the innovation leader in the metals and mining
The Corporate Equality Index has become the foremost benchmark for
businesses to gauge their level of LGBT workplace inclusion against
competitors, rating companies on 40 policies and practices that affect
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
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 11 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.