• December 09, 2021

    Alcoa and BirdLife continue partnership to help much-loved cockies

    BirdLife Project Coordinator Merryn Pryor leads Alcoa volunteers in a Cocky Count citizen science activity. Demonstrating an ongoing joint commitment to WA’s unique biodiversity, BirdLife Australia and the Alcoa Foundation have announced a renewed three-year partnership to continue the Alcoa Community Black-Cockatoo Recovery Project in Western Australia. This critical conservation...

  • December 01, 2021

    Alcoa marks International Volunteer Day

    Demonstrating the true spirit of International Volunteer Day on 5 December, employees from Alcoa’s Western Australian Operations have provided more than 4000 volunteering hours this year to help more than 100 community groups and charities. While the COVID pandemic is limiting volunteering in different parts of the world, about 1000...

  • November 30, 2021

    Volunteer roles that make an impact

    The life changing impact of EdConnect Australia volunteers on local schools and students was on display last week when volunteers attended an annual celebration hosted in partnership with the Alcoa Foundation. EdConnect Liaison Officer Karen Barden, EdConnect Australia CEO Gerri Clay and Alcoa Senior Community Partnerships Advisor Sally Fairnie. This...

  • November 29, 2021

    Alcoa beams with Pride

    Dressed in high-vis, hard hats and glitter, around 100 Alcoa employees marched proudly in Saturday’s Perth Pride Parade in support of Western Australia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.

  • November 14, 2021

    Peel community mussels up 220kg of shellfish to help ecosystem

    Shellfish gardener Jerome Gallagher proudly showing off his mussels. The next step in an exciting project aimed at restoring shellfish habitat in the Peel-Harvey Estuary was taken today when locally grown mussels were used to seed the first trial beds in the waterway. Local volunteers, including about 70 Mandurah water-side...

  • September 29, 2021

    Industry Leaders and Aboriginal Businesses connect at the Wirrpanda Foundation Kwinana Regional Pop Up supported by Alcoa

    Alcoa’s Adrian Jones (foreground) and Brandon Erceg (background) enjoy the Kwinana Indigenous Business Hub. Indigenous businesses owners and entrepreneurs joined with industry leaders to discuss partnership opportunities at a Kwinana Regional Business Hub hosted by the Wirrpanda Foundation’s Wirra Hub this week (14 September). Guests heard from Wirra Hub business...

  • August 26, 2021

    Over 1,000 access COVID support in Kwinana, Peel & Upper South-West

    COVID-19 support services have been delivered over 13 months to more than 1,000 people from Kwinana to Harvey through a partnership between Anglicare WA and resources company Alcoa.

  • August 26, 2021

    Wirrpanda Foundation and Alcoa partner to bring support to Bunbury

    The Wirrpanda Foundation’s Wirra Hub recently hosted their regional pop up hub to service Aboriginal businesses and Alcoa presented on local procurement and employment opportunities.

  • August 23, 2021

    EdConnect and Alcoa Foundation Renew Three Year Partnership

    The difference dedicated volunteers like Eric Bezwerchny make in helping students navigate the challenges of school life is set to continue in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West regions thanks to a renewed partnership between EdConnect Australia and the Alcoa Foundation.

  • August 19, 2021

    Alcoa employees encourage students to aspire to university life

    Wanting to share their passion for science and support students at a critical time in their career journey is why Alcoa employees volunteered at university discovery sessions for Waroona and Harvey students during National Science Week (14-22 August).

  • August 12, 2021

    Citizen science key to monitoring trial river habitat restoration

    Calling citizen scientists! A unique trial to create wildlife habitat in and around sections of the Harvey River Main Drain is under way and community members are being invited to help monitor outcomes. Logs have been strategically placed within the drain to imitate a natural stream and more than 3,500...

  • August 05, 2021

    Alcoa renames office in Pinjarra - Bindjareb Office

    Alcoa Australia has renamed its Peel Regional Office, Bindjareb Office, as a way to recognise the Bindjareb community as Traditional Owners of the land on which the office is located and to reflect on their experiences through truth telling.

  • August 02, 2021

    Wirrpanda Foundation and Alcoa partner to support Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West

    Support for existing and emerging Aboriginal businesses will be provided in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West areas thanks to a new partnership between the Wirrpanda Foundation and Alcoa.

  • August 02, 2021

    Gilmore College Students Learn Life-Saving Mental Health Skills

    Students from Gilmore College in Orelia have participated in a potentially life-saving program that provides skills to help young people communicate about mental health. The program, Mental Notes: Conversations about Mental Health, is run by Youth Focus and is open to Year 9 students, parents and teaching staff at secondary...

  • July 26, 2021

    Alcoa rolls up sleeves for the environment

    Alcoa is marking National Tree Day on 1 August by helping communities in the south west of Western Australia plant more than 110,000 seedlings this year.

  • July 20, 2021

    Alcoa’s digital transformation

    Over the last three years Alcoa has been pursuing an aggressive digital agenda across all aspects of its operations in a bid to drive productivity and transform operational capability. Led by Alcoa’s global digital transformation group, there are five key digital strategies currently underway including development of custom smart sensors,...

  • July 06, 2021

    Alcoa volunteers plant 1800 seedlings at The Spectacles

    A group of employees from Alcoa’s Kwinana Refinery know ‘many hands make light work’ after spending a cold winter’s morning planting native seedlings at The Spectacles wetland reserve in the City of Kwinana. Working with local volunteer group Friends of the Spectacles, the group planted 1800 seedlings indigenous to the...

  • June 23, 2021

    Alcoa continues to champion women in engineering

    Alcoa is marking Women in Engineering Day on June 23 by awarding its latest women in engineering scholarship, continuing its longstanding leadership in driving diversity and equality in the profession. Twenty-year-old Kate Leekong, from the Perth suburb of Kallaroo, has taken out the 2021 Alcoa Bev Corless Women in Engineering...

  • June 20, 2021

    Alcoa celebrates Global Pride Week

    Alcoa’s commitment to an inclusive and diverse workplace has been further strengthened with the celebration of Global Pride Week at all locations including Australia, Brazil, Europe and North America. For close to a decade the company has been promoting the rights of LGBT+ employees through their inclusion network - EAGLE...

  • June 18, 2021

    Alcoa apprenticeships up for grabs

    Alcoa has a proud history of training generations of skilled tradespeople and in a continuation of the tradition has launched its 2022 apprenticeship recruitment campaign, which runs until 19 July.

  • June 09, 2021

    Friend in Need supports Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West communities

    The ability for people in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West regions to look out for each other is set to be bolstered by the latest partnership between Anglicare WA and resources company Alcoa. Through funding from Alcoa’s global charity, the Alcoa Foundation, Anglicare WA will work with local...

  • June 03, 2021

    Alcoa summer jobs to bridge experience gap for university students

    Alcoa has more than 30 paid summer vacation jobs up for grabs for university students completing a relevant degree. Strengthening Alcoa’s training and development commitments, the placements will help students bridge the experience gap during the November 2021 to February 2022 summer holidays.

  • May 27, 2021

    New partnership to boost children’s ear health and schooling

    Earbus Foundation of WA and Alcoa have announced a new three-year partnership to deliver vital ear checks and treatment for Aboriginal and educationally at-risk children in Kwinana, Peel and the Upper South West.

  • May 25, 2021

    Alcoa partners with Foodbank WA to support Kwinana and Pinjarra families

    Families in the Kwinana and Pinjarra areas that are struggling to put food on the table will get extra support thanks to Foodbank WA’s latest partnership with resources company Alcoa. Under the partnership, families in need will receive vouchers to purchase items from Foodbank WA’s Mobile Van Service over the...

  • May 21, 2021

    Alcoa exploring technology to further reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining

    Alcoa Corporation has announced a development project with the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the alumina refining process, which would further enhance the Company’s strong sustainability performance across the aluminum value chain.

  • May 16, 2021

    Alcoa volunteers get hands dirty for a good cause

    Alcoa employees are embracing the spirit of National Volunteer Week, celebrated from 17 – 23 May, by committing to provide more than 1,500 volunteer hours for 57 community groups and charities this year. In recognition of its employees’ volunteering efforts, Alcoa will also donate $3,000 to each group or charity,...

  • May 16, 2021

    Alcoa Fairbridge partnership drives local skill development

    Local apprentices are gaining invaluable experience breathing new life into heritage-listed buildings at Fairbridge Village thanks to a renewed three-year partnership with Alcoa Australia.

  • May 02, 2021

    Jarrahdale community benefits from Alcoa Foodbank WA partnership

    Local families will continue to benefit from emergency food relief provided by Foodbank WA thanks to additional funding provided by Alcoa’s Huntly Bauxite Mine.

  • April 18, 2021

    2022 Swan Alcoa Landcare Program grant applications now open

    Community groups and organisations are invited to apply for the 2022 round of the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program grants, to assist community-led programs to improve, protect and enhance our environmental assets.

  • April 01, 2021

    New M8D8 initiative to support young men in Peel

    Shoot some hoops. Grab a burger. Kick a footy. Have a game of pool. A new initiative is encouraging young men in the Peel region to take a mate on a date in an effort to curb the devastatingly high number of males taking their own lives. Youth Focus and...

  • April 01, 2021

    Mentoring diverse students second nature to EdConnect Peel Volunteer of the Year

    Tireless community volunteer Rose Wu (45) has been recognised for her unwavering commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds after being announced as the 2020 Peel Volunteer of the Year by EdConnect Australia. Rose Wu recipient of the EdConnect Peel Volunteer of the Year Award for 2020. Rose is one...

  • March 28, 2021

    Alcoa’s Blue Tree draws attention to mental health

    Alcoa employees and contractors came together in support of mental health awareness and the Blue Tree Project. Almost half of all Australian adults will face mental ill-health during their lives^ and it can have a significant impact on every aspect of their life. From behaviour to physical health, work and...

  • March 25, 2021

    Trainees from all walks of life join Alcoa

    Sixteen new trainees will boost their skills as they undertake 18 month process operator traineeships at Alcoa’s three alumina refineries in Kwinana and the Peel and South West regions of Western Australia.

  • March 15, 2021

    Alcoa recruiting university graduates now

    Alcoa Australia is looking to recruit 15 ambitious university graduates wanting to kickstart their careers as part of its 2022 Graduate Program. The four-week recruitment campaign closes on Friday 9 April 2021.

  • February 26, 2021

    Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award recipient signals hope on the horizon at Sculpture by the Sea 2021

    The recipient of this year’s Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is being seen as a shining light of hope during the turbulent times associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

  • February 24, 2021

    Award-Winning Maths Program for Rockingham Schools

    Maths lessons will never be the same when eight primary school teachers from the Kwinana-Rockingham area kick-start the award-winning Alcoa Champions of Maths program in Term 1. Scitech and Alcoa Australia have been delivering the Champions of Maths program in the Upper South West, Peel and Kwinana areas since 2019,...

  • January 03, 2021

    Alcoa’s Christina Fahl is blazing a trail for women in resources

    Alcoa’s Christina Fahl is a finalist in the inaugural ‘Technical Innovation’ category of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s Women in Resources Awards for 2021.

  • January 03, 2021

    Local families benefit from COVID-19 relief partnership

    A purpose-built, locally targeted campaign to help people across a number of communities deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic over the past eight months has delivered 13,950 meals to families doing it tough.


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