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Alcoa Once Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 5, 2002--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today
announced that for the second consecutive year it has been named a
component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index based on the company's
ability to balance environmental excellence, social responsibility and
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) are
the world's first global indexes tracking the performance of the
leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The DJSI World
family is limited to the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the
Dow Jones Global Index in terms of economic, environmental and social
"Alcoa is extremely proud to retain this noteworthy distinction.
It is a deserving tribute to the sustainability efforts of all of our
employees around the globe," said Alain Belda, Alcoa Chairman and CEO.
Alcoa was first named a component of the DJSI in 2001. It joins
approximately 300 companies from 23 countries that lead their industry
in sustainability. Last year Alcoa launched a series of ambitious
environmental goals as part of its 2020 Global Environmental Strategy.
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) foils and plastic wraps, 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