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July 30, 2002

Alcoa Publishes 2001 Online Environment, Health and Safety Report

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 30, 2002--Alcoa has published its online 2001 Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) report on the company's website, In its ninth consecutive year, the report reviews Alcoa's global environment, health, and safety strategies and performance.

Highlights of the 2001 report include summary of Alcoa's 2020 EHS strategic plan and the company's goals for measuring progress toward achieving plans for cleaner air, better use of land and water, and the protection of human health.

In releasing the report Alcoa Chairman and CEO Alain Belda said, "As a values-based organization we are committed to openness in reporting our results. A sustainable future is within the grasp of those people who can imagine it. We forge strong and enduring relationships, learn from experience, and act boldly.

"We can already imagine zero injuries, zero emissions, and zero waste. That is our 'true north,'" said Belda. "This report on our progress is a continuing invitation to our external stakeholders to engage with us in the pursuit of that sustainability."

The report complements Alcoa's 2001 Annual Report and 2001 Community Investment Report, published earlier this year.

Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, and is active 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, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) aluminum foil, Alcoa(R) wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 129,000 employees in 38 countries.