April 15, 2019
Alcoa volunteers to roll up their sleeves
Alcoa employees are set to inject more than 2,000 volunteer hours and about $200,000 into local community groups through the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.
Alcoa’s ACTION Program is this year supporting nearly 70 employee volunteering activities in communities close to the company’s Australian operations.
More than 50 of these will occur in the Kwinana, Peel and South West areas of Western Australia where Alcoa’s bauxite mines and alumina refineries are located. The remainder will occur around the Portland area in Victoria, where the Company has an aluminium smelter.
More than 500 Alcoa employees have agreed to take part and Alcoa will donate $3,000 to each community organisation directly linked to these activities in recognition of the volunteering efforts. The volunteering activities range from busy bees at local charities, schools and sporting clubs through to assisting with community events and fundraising for not-for-profit services.
Alcoa of Australia Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker thanked the employees involved in the volunteering activities saying it was proof that together we could make a big difference.
"Alcoa is proud to be an engaged and supportive partner in our neighbouring communities and we encourage and support our employees to also be active community members," Mr Parker said.
Alcoa has a proud history of helping build stronger sustainable communities. In 2018, the company made about $4 million in community contributions and its employees volunteered for more than 2,500 hours to help at about 100 different community activities.
In addition, Alcoa employees generously support the community through the Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help (PEACH) Program. Employees can elect to make donations straight from their pay that are then distributed to community and charitable activities.
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