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Alcoa Chosen Again for Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2003--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today
announced that for the third consecutive year it has been named a
component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index family based on the
company's ability to balance environmental excellence, social
responsibility and financial success.
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
"I am proud that Alcoa continues to be recognized by Dow Jones as
a leader in sustainability. It's a measure by important stakeholders
of both our value as a corporation and the Values we bring to work
every day in hundreds of communities around the world," said Alain
Belda, Alcoa Chairman and CEO.
Alcoa was first named a component of the DJSI in 2001. It joins
more than 300 companies from 22 countries that lead their respective
industries in sustainability.
Alcoa's 2002 Sustainability Report details the company's ambitious
2020 framework strategy for sustainability along with data
illustrating progress towards this goal. The report also reviews
Alcoa's outstanding social programs, philanthropic activities and
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 127,000 employees in 40
countries. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.