• 20 October 2020

    Alcoa on track with volunteer support

    Alcoa’s long-term and ongoing support of the volunteer networks that maintain WA’s premier walking track and cycling trail – the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail – was sheeted home to a group of Alcoa employees who recently completed a guided walk hosted by the Bibbulmun Track Foundation. Alcoa employees,...

  • 18 October 2020

    Alcoa champions future female engineers

    Alcoa of Australia is continuing its long-running support for aspiring female engineers with applications now open for the Alcoa Bev Corless Women in Engineering Scholarships.

  • 14 October 2020

    River health assessments enhance local waterway

    A team of dedicated scientists and volunteers have conducted health assessments along the Serpentine River in an effort to enhance the biodiversity and ecosystem function of this important Peel waterway.

  • 13 October 2020

    Alcoa employees take part in WA Beach Clean-Up

    Employees from Alcoa’s Kwinana Refinery grabbed a bucket and tongs to take part in this year’s annual Western Australian Beach Clean-Up along Challenger Beach. A team of ten employees made the most of the sunny spring weather to get outside and pick up rubbish and debris that had collected on...

  • 12 October 2020

    Alcoa and Foodbank WA partnership delivering results

    A purpose-built, locally targeted campaign to help people across a number of communities in the south west deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is delivering real results.

  • 28 September 2020

    Alcoa secures continued gas supply with three new agreements

    Alcoa of Australia Limited (Alcoa) has signed three new gas sales and purchase agreements that together will supply 198 petajoules of gas to its Western Australia alumina refineries, commencing in 2024. The agreements with Warrego Energy, ExxonMobil and Chevron, coupled with existing gas contracts, will supply Alcoa’s three Western Australia...

  • 09 September 2020

    EdConnect volunteer Julie Lawson celebrates 20 years of service

    EdConnect volunteer, Julie Lawson, has described the joy of helping students overcome challenges and reach their potential after dedicating the past 20 years to volunteering at Falcon Primary School. Julie Lawson, EdConnect Volunteer Julie is one of about 150 EdConnect volunteers who last year provided about 250 hours of support...

  • 04 September 2020

    Alcoa supports youth in mental health learnings

    Students from Pinjarra Senior High School and Gilmore College in Orelia have participated in a potentially life-saving Youth Focus mental health program, arming them with important skills to help themselves and others. More than 330 students participated in 10 workshops across the two schools in July and August, thanks to...

  • 03 September 2020

    Alcoa’s Pinjarra Refinery takes Gold!

    Alcoa’s Pinjarra Refinery has been recognised as a Gold Waterwise Business for 2020, by the Water Corporation. The Waterwise Business Program acknowledges leading Western Australian businesses for their contribution to saving precious water resources. Presented by Water Minister Dave Kelly, the award was accepted by Chemical Engineer John Peter Kelmar...

  • 02 September 2020

    New sign celebrates culture and clean-up of George Brook Reserve

    A new interpretative sign has been installed at George Brook Reserve on the Murray River near Pinjarra, celebrating the story of its transformation and the area’s significance to the local Bindjareb Noongar people.

  • 28 August 2020

    Alcoa’s employees turn purple to support diversity

    Employees across Alcoa’s WA operations and corporate offices have raided the wardrobe in support of Wear It Purple Day. Wear It Purple advocates for and empowers rainbow young people and celebrates and promotes the value of diversity and inclusion. The not-for-profit also raises awareness about sexuality, sex and gender identity and challenges harmful social cultures, championing rainbow role-models to help young people establish the confidence to be who they are.

  • 24 August 2020

    Planting event helps restoration and reconciliation

    Volunteers from Alcoa joined with local Noongar people, landowners and representatives from the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council recently to plant more than 2,000 native seedlings in the Serpentine River catchment near Karnup.

  • 24 August 2020

    Alcoa’s rehabilitation welcomes another 400,000 plants

    Alcoa Australia is set to meet sustainability targets at its two bauxite mines in the Peel and South West regions of Western Australia, with more than 400,000 seedings planted over recent winter months.

  • 14 August 2020

    Extra support for struggling communities now available

    People in Portland and surrounding communities struggling with the financial and social impacts of COVID-19 have been thrown a lifeline with the announcement of a new partnership between The Salvation Army and Portland Aluminium. Portland Aluminium has secured more than $70,000 in funding from the Alcoa Foundation, the global charitable arm of Portland’s parent company Alcoa.

  • 12 August 2020

    Scitech Brings ‘Maths Murder Mystery’ to Bunbury Primary Schools

    From 10-14 August, Scitech will host a series of ‘Maths Murder Mystery’ evenings at primary schools in the Greater Bunbury area. Students, parents and teachers will be using mathematical techniques and analytical thinking to solve a series of challenges, including fictional crime.

  • 30 July 2020

    Champions of Maths Returns to the Classroom

    The Alcoa Champions of Maths Program is delivered by Scitech in partnership with Alcoa Australia to primary schools in the South West, Peel and Kwinana regions. It aims to develop the classroom methods of primary teachers over a year of intensive coaching consisting of expert training, observation, reflection and assisted planning.

  • 27 July 2020

    Mandurah Mussel Gardens – yes, they’re a thing!

    Residents living on the Mandurah and Dawesville canals are invited to join a unique opportunity to help The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to re-establish beneficial mussel beds in the Peel-Harvey Estuary.

  • 26 July 2020

    Planting aplenty for National Tree Day

    Ross Rose from the Shire of Murray and Ruth Cripps from Greening Australia assist with the Jeegarnyeejip Island plantings. Photos by Jesse Collins. Despite the ongoing impact of COVID-19, this year’s National Tree Day will still see thousands of seedlings planted across the Serpentine, Murray and Harvey rivers as part...

  • 22 July 2020

    Revegetation a go go!

    About 12,500 seedlings will be planted in the Karnup, Coolup, Waroona and Yarloop areas this winter in a bid to help Western Australia’s iconic Black-Cockatoos.

  • 10 July 2020

    Boatload of plants for island sanctuary

    More than 2,500 native plant seedlings have been added to Jeegarnyeejip Island, part of the Murray Delta Islands Class A Nature Reserve in South Yunderup, thanks to Alcoa Foundation funding.

  • 30 June 2020

    Alcoa-backed Deakin Centre fighting COVID-19 in rural hospitals

    Deakin University’s Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine (CREM) has helped guide the creation and implementation of fit-for-purpose COVID-19 guidelines for emergency facilities across rural Australia.

  • 30 June 2020

    Local help at hand for coronavirus fallout

    Additional food will be put on the table of people in need in the south-west of Western Australia thanks to the generous support of Linfox Logistics. The company has thrown its support behind a partnership between Alcoa Foundation and Foodbank WA to help people struggling to make ends meet due the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 25 June 2020

    Alcoa apprenticeships a boost for youth employment

    Alcoa continues its commitment to maintaining a skilled workforce at its Western Australian operations, even in the shadow of COVID-19 and a weakened economy, launching its 2021 apprenticeship recruitment campaign today.

  • 15 June 2020

    Strong support for LGBTQ inclusion secures Silver for Alcoa

    Alcoa has secured Silver Tier Employer status in the 2020 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) LGBTQ Inclusion Awards, joining some of Australia’s most progressive companies including Qantas, Westpac and KPMG.

  • 15 June 2020

    Mr T wins EdConnect Peel Volunteer of the Year

    Former Falcon resident, Alan Thornton, has been posthumously recognised for his outstanding work with young people by being awarded EdConnect’s Peel Volunteer of the Year Award, which is proudly supported by the Alcoa Foundation.

  • 10 June 2020

    Mental health campaign to help Peel youth

    A new Youth Focus and Alcoa campaign has been launched across the Peel region, urging young people experiencing mental health challenges to seek support.

  • 09 June 2020

    Mentor program to help Peel students learn about STEM careers

    A new online mentoring pilot program launched by The University of Western Australia with support from the Alcoa Foundation will see students from years 9 to 11 in the Peel region learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career opportunities.

  • 27 May 2020

    Local help at hand for coronavirus fallout

    Alcoa is partnering with respected charities Foodbank WA and Anglicare WA to deliver the support near where the resources company operates its two bauxite mines and three alumina refineries.

  • 19 May 2020

    Alcoa virtual volunteers help local students

    Alcoa employees are testing their digital skills during National Volunteer Week (18-24 May) by participating in virtual volunteering sessions helping students from across the Peel region.

  • 11 May 2020

    School volunteers more important than ever

    As we celebrate National Volunteer Week (18-24 May) and students transition back into the classroom, EdConnect Australia says there has never been a more important time to secure volunteer support in our local schools.

  • 11 May 2020

    Alcoa continues to lead in engineering diversity

    Resources company Alcoa has awarded another women-in-engineering scholarship — continuing its longstanding leadership in driving diversity and equality in the profession.

  • 07 May 2020

    Taking ACTION to help local communities

    The coronavirus pandemic has strengthened Alcoa Australia's resolve to support local community groups and charities — with $156,000 already shared between 52 organisations under the Alcoans Coming Together In Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) program this year.

  • 21 April 2020

    Alcoa crowdsources sharpest minds globally to problem solve locally

    Alcoa recently used an online crowdsourcing competition to connect with some of the world’s smartest people to improve the descaling process at its Wagerup Alumina Refinery in Western Australia.

  • 08 April 2020

    Alcoa apprentice sweeps the board at TAFE awards

    Alcoa Wagerup Refinery Apprentice of the Year for 2019, Brody Stallard from Pinjarra, has dominated South Regional TAFE’s annual awards.

  • 30 March 2020

    Announcing a new shellfish reef for Peel-Harvey Estuary

    Funded by the Alcoa Foundation, shellfish reefs covering an area about the size of two tennis courts or 500 square metres in total, will be installed in the Peel-Harvey Estuary under a $1 million project designed to breathe new life into the waterway

  • 27 March 2020

    Maintaining healthy people, operations and communities

    During these uncertain times due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know Alcoa is committed to safeguarding our people and doing what we can to minimise the impact on communities close to where we operate.

  • 27 March 2020

    Australia’s aluminium supply chain has never been more essential

    The Australian Aluminium Council and Australian Workers Union is concerned that any narrowing of the essential worker definition that impacted on the aluminium industry’s complex supply chain, as part of shutdown measures, risks the permanent closure of alumina refineries and aluminium smelters across the country and in turn thousands of jobs.

  • 17 March 2020

    Alcoa commits to #EachforEqual on International Women’s Day

    Alcoa employees embraced the #EachforEqual theme to promote the role everyone can play to achieve gender equality. A gender-balanced workplace is firmly on Alcoa Australia’s action list as the company celebrated International Women’s Day and got behind this year’s campaign theme #EachforEqual which stands to remind us that collectively, each...

  • 13 March 2020

    Alcoa recruiting university graduates now

    Alcoa Australia is looking to recruit nine motivated and curious university graduates wanting to accelerate their careers as part of its 2021 Graduate Program. The company is seeking graduates, or those students with up to nine months left of their studies, to work in the following areas: research science; mining engineering; electrical engineering; chemical engineering; and mechanical engineering.

  • 06 March 2020

    Alcoa goes green at Peel

    Alcoa’s Peel Regional Office in Pinjarra just got greener, with 242 roof top solar panels switched on this week.

  • 28 February 2020

    Alcoa employees help out black cockatoos

    Threatened and endangered black cockatoos have 112 extra nesting boxes, also known as cockatubes, thanks to the combined efforts of volunteers from Alcoa, Landcare SerpentineJarrahdale (Landcare-SJ) and the Peel Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC).

  • 27 February 2020

    Perth artist April Pine receives Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award ahead of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020

    Sculpture by the Sea and Alcoa Australia are delighted to announce young Perth sculptor April Pine as this year’s recipient of the Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award of $10,000.

  • 25 February 2020

    Swan Alcoa Landcare Program delivers for the environment

    Twenty two community groups gathered at a special breakfast by the Swan River today for the annual Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) Funding Ceremony. The event announced a further $330,000 of on-ground funding for 60 environmental projects throughout the Perth region. SALP is a joint initiative of Alcoa Australia, the...

  • 24 February 2020

    Alcoa takes action towards gender equality

    Alcoa Australia was today recognised as an industry leader for its dedication and action towards achieving gender equality in the workplace, for the 18th year.

  • 19 February 2020

    Champions of Maths Program achieves outstanding classroom results

    A unique program to upskills maths teachers in select WA schools is bucking a trend of falling maths proficiency across the State. WA primary school teachers who participated in the inaugural Alcoa Champions of Maths Program (ACoM) last year achieved, on average, 0.6 years of learning beyond what is expected in a year 1.

  • 10 February 2020

    Alcoa commits to Reconciliation Action Plan

    Alcoa Australia has launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan, pledging to use the nationally-recognised framework to step up its efforts to build meaningful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the company.

  • 06 February 2020

    Deadline looms for Alcoa engineering scholarships

    Female engineering students interested in a career in the resources sector have about a month left to put themselves forward for financial and practical support from Alcoa.

  • 03 February 2020

    Update: Portland Aluminium Smelter power supply at target amperage

    Update: Portland Aluminium Smelter power supply at target amperage. Power supply to the Portland Aluminium Smelter has been restored to target amperage following a major outage on Friday 31 January. One of two transmission lines into the smelter remains out of service.

  • 02 February 2020

    Alcoa welcomes next generation of apprentices

    Twenty-eight men and women have secured a place in Alcoa’s highly sought-after apprenticeship program, which attracted some 2000 applications, the highest number in the program’s history.

  • 31 January 2020

    Update: Power restored to Portland Aluminium Smelter

    Power has been substantially restored to the Alcoa-managed Portland Aluminium Smelter following a major outage and restrictions earlier today (Friday 31 January). Power to the smelter’s two potlines was lost around 2.30pm EDST. The cause of the power outage was external to the plant. It is the second externally-caused outage...


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