Alcoa Australia’s Sustainability Overview

Operating sustainably is at the forefront of everything we do. Globally, Alcoa is working to reinvent the aluminium industry for a sustainable future. Read more about our global sustainability efforts here.

In Australia, our long-standing commitment to sustainability was established by our first employees when they built our company foundations in the 1960s. These committed individuals engrained sustainability into our DNA and it remains a strategic priority.

We constantly strive to meet and exceed corporate and community expectations and do so by taking action in the areas of environmental management, community involvement, health, safety and wellbeing, and corporate citizenship.

As a major producer of bauxite, alumina and aluminium, we focus heavily on minimising the impacts from our operations. Among our key environmental priorities is to focus on mining rehabilitation and bauxite residue management.

Read more about our world-class mining rehabilitation methods through this link.

Read more about our industry-leading bauxite residue management practices through this link.

We are active community members and believe we have a responsibility to add value to the places where we operate.

We want the communities in which our employees work and live to thrive. As such, we have a deep commitment to engaging the community in our decisions, investing in social initiatives, offering tours to school students and facilitating employee giving and volunteering programs.

Read more detail about these activities on our Community Involvement page.

Wherever we operate in Australia, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and pay respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Alcoa has worked collaboratively alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for more than half a century. In 2020, we launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan to guide our efforts to build meaningful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Learn more about our commitment to reconciliation here.

Alcoa acknowledges its responsibility to uphold human rights. It is fundamental to the sustainability of our company and the communities where we operate. Across Alcoa, we are committed to ensuring people are treated with dignity and respect.

Our Human Rights Policy outlines our commitment to abiding by international human rights principles and international and local legal requirements.

Learn more about our commitment to human rights here.

Modern Slavery Statement

As part of our commitment to upholding human rights, we release an annual Modern Slavery Statement. The statement is issued in accordance with the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).

The statement outlines the steps Alcoa takes to further strengthen our approach to managing modern slavery risks and outlines areas of focus for the future.

Learn more about our Modern Slavery Statement here.

We put significant effort into ensuring the safety of our employees, suppliers, contractors, visitors, neighbours and nearby communities. We never compromise our health, safety and environment values for profit or production.

One of our core Values is Care for People. Globally, Alcoa is focused on ensuring there are zero fatalities and serious injuries (life-threatening or life-altering injuries and illnesses) at our locations. This is something that also guides the way we operate our locations in Australia.

To read more about our health and safety efforts, view Alcoa’s global EHS Vision, Values, Mission and Policy page.

For many years, we have conducted significant research to ensure our operating locations and their emissions are safe for employees and communities. This research has shown our operations are in keeping with Australia’s strict environmental guidelines and our locations and their emissions are safe.

Read more about this research here.