Zero Is Possible


Zero work-related injuries and illnesses have been long-standing goals for Alcoa. But when zero first became the target, it seemed unreachable. "Accidents are inevitable" was often the response.


They're not. We can attain zero. It is possible, and, in many locations, it is already here thanks to dedicated effort and a firm commitment to our core values, one of which is to work safely, promote wellness, and protect the environment.

As of Sunday, December 21, 2014, 20:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Alcoa's lost workday (days away) rate for 2014 stands at 0.105, and the 2014 DART (days away plus restricted and job transfer) rate stands at 0.319. Alcoa calculates and publishes these rates in real time. Each represents the number of injuries and illnesses cases per 100 full-time workers.


In the 12-month period ending November 30, 2014:


32.4% of Alcoa's 185 locations worldwide had zero recordable injuries; 49.2% had zero days away, restricted, or transferred; and 71.9% had zero lost workdays. 99.7% of our employees had zero days away, restricted, and transfer incidents. 99.9% of our employees had zero lost workdays.




Working in teams and as individuals, we can build on this outstanding effort—and see zero extended to every Alcoa location, every day.