June 24, 2013

Alcoa Russia employees participated in Green Works Initiative

Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Moscow – More than 1.8 thousand Alcoa Russia employees took part in Alcoa Foundation’s global Green Works initiative. Alcoa volunteers from Samara, Belaya Kalitva (Rostov Region) and Moscow dedicated more than 5,000 hours of their free time to improve the environment within their communities. Alcoa volunteers were joined by their family members, representatives of partner organizations, students of the local schools and members of the local communities.

Alcoa Foundation started Green Works initiative in 2011. Since that time Green Works events are held at Alcoa locations all over the world from April 21 till June 21. Within this period global eco-holidays, such as Earth Day, World Environment Day and Arbor Day, are celebrated. Green Works initiative focuses on Alcoa core environmental priorities to Reduce, Recycle and Replenish and aims to further develop environmental volunteering of the company employees.

Maxim Smirnov, President of Alcoa Russia: “It is vitally important for Alcoa to reduce the negative impact of its operations on the environment. The company set ambitious goals in this area and our environmental projects in the communities are part of this major work. The fact that they involve our employees in this work is principally important for us. We all strive to make the place where we live environmentally safe and to make the air we breathe clean. Participation in Green Works initiative gives us an opportunity to contribute to making this a reality”.

Samara:
- Volunteers from ZAO Alcoa SMZ together with students from partner schools planted more than 15 000 birch trees on the territory of Krasnoyarsky forest as part the Alcoa Foundation Reforestation Program in Samara region. The project was implemented in partnership with the Training Center for Ecology and Safety.
- Alcoa employees took part in the environmental events in Art School for children #16, in the Children Arts and Crafts Center (Kirovsky district), on the territory of child care center “Malyutka” (village Mekhzavod), boarding school #113, and kindergarten “Podsolnushek” (Sunflower).
- As part of the Alcoa Foundation Program “Trees in the city” 195 trees were planted in Kirovsky district of Samara. The project was implemented by the Training Center for Ecology and Safety.
 
Belaya Kalitva
- Alcoa Metallurg Rus employees planted trees in Park of People’s Unity and took part in greening the city’s residential area as celebration of Arbor Day.
- Alcoa volunteers improved the environment at the bank of the Kalitva river, Victory Avenue, the park near the home for elderly, the territory of the Multifunctional Social Center of the village Koksovy, the inside and the outside territory of the Veteran’s Committee residence.
- Environmental events “Let’s save the planet” were held in two pine forests.
 
Moscow:
- Volunteers of the Alcoa Moscow office planted over 100 bushes in Park Sokolniki. The event became part of the program of the all Russia festival of the ecological tourism and conservation volunteering.


About Alcoa Foundation

Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US$460 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US$570 million since 1952. In 2012, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$21 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow’s leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the Company’s signature Month of Service program, in 2012, a record 60 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,050 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 450,000 people and 2,050 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.alcoafoundation.com and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.


About Alcoa
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 125 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 30 countries across the world. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow Alcoa on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.
 
 
Alcoa first entered Russia in 1993. In 2005 the company acquired two fabricating facilities in Samara and Belaya Kalitva. Since 2005 Alcoa has invested over $800 million to upgrade its Russian facilities.
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