September 15, 2019

Alcoa employee volunteers spring into ACTION for Halo Team

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Alcoa employees volunteering at the new Mandurah Halo Team Inc premise as part of the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.

Alcoa volunteers put their do-it-yourself skills to work recently, painting and gardening the new Mandurah Halo Team Inc premises as part of the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.

Alcoa’s ACTION Program encourages employees to volunteer in their local communities by donating $3,000 to chosen charities in recognition of those volunteering efforts.

Halo Team is a local not-for-profit organisation that runs the Halo Homeless Shelter, Halo Free Soup Kitchen, Halo Welfare Assistance Office, Halo Outreach Service and Halo Community Op Shop. All services are funded by donations from the community and local businesses.

Alcoa employees participated by painting internal walls; building flat pack furniture; ripping up tired garden beds and planting new trees and shrubs.

Halo Team representative, Tanya Swayn, praised the efforts of the Alcoa volunteers and the positive impact of the $3,000 grant.

“We would like to thank the Alcoa volunteers for giving us a hand and for the generous funds that were provided,” Tanya said.

“The funds have been used to create a designated area for our new community centre. Our aim is to run our community programs from this space while encouraging social inclusion in a diverse setting.”

To help Halo Team feel more at home in the new premise, a donation of office equipment was also provided from the Alcoa Tour Centre in Pinjarra.

The program is this year set to inject more than 2,000 volunteer hours and $200,000 into communities close to where Alcoa operates in Australia.

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.




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Editor’s note

Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) has a proud history in Australia which it hopes to continue by remaining internationally competitive, attracting ongoing investment and providing jobs for future generations.

  • Alcoa has been contributing to Australia’s economy since 1963, investing more than
    $12 billion over 56 years.
  • More than 65 per cent of Alcoa’s total annual revenue stays in Australia through wages, local purchasing, taxes, royalties, capital investment and dividends to Australian shareholders.
  • Alcoa employs more than 4,275 people in Australia. About 3,750 live in WA.
  • In our 56 years, Alcoa has taken on more than 2000 apprentices, trainees and graduates.
  • Alcoa invested $1.7 billion with Australian suppliers in 2017.
  • Alcoa paid $654 million in Australian wages, salaries and associated benefits in 2017.
  • Alcoa paid $400 million in State, Federal and Local government taxes and royalties in 2017.
  • Alcoa made $4.2 million in community contributions in 2017

About Alcoa

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