June 26, 2019

Alcoa shares its world-renowned environmental expertise

Alcoa of Australia’s world-renowned environmental rehabilitation work continues to attract international visitors looking to learn from the company.

Alcoa Environmental Improvement Specialist, Cameron Richardson, shares insights on Alcoa’s approach to forest rehabilitation with Bhutanese government officials.

Alcoa recently hosted a delegation of Bhutanese government geology and mining officials who were advised by the World Bank to visit Australia for best practice examples of re-establishing forest ecosystems.

Earlier this year, Alcoa’s expertise was also shared with a study group of 30 officials from the Chinese Ministry of Forestry touring Western Australian operations to better understand reforestation and rehabilitation initiatives.

Alcoa Mine Sustainability Manager, Dr Andrew Grigg, said Alcoa was highly regarded all over the world for its environmental excellence and visitors were keen to learn from the company’s successful management of reforestation, rehabilitation processes, minesite fauna research and sustainability initiatives.

“We are always pleased to welcome international visitors and share our experiences and knowledge with them so that we can contribute to the understanding of better and more sustainable practices around the world,” Dr Grigg said.

He said Alcoa was listed on the United Nations Global 500 Roll of Honour and had been endorsed for its commitment to continuous environmental improvement by international biodiversity conservationist Professor Thomas Lovejoy who described Alcoa’s rehabilitation as a model for the mining industry when he toured the bauxite mining operations last year.


Media contact
Jane McGuire, Senior Communications Adviser, 0410 694 676, jane.mcguire@alcoa.com
Mika Sangalli, Senior Communications Adviser, 0409 125 623, mika.sangalli@alcoa.com

About Alcoa
Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since developing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented employees have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate. Visit us online on www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.