Alcoa Millennium Development Goals Report

Alcoa directly supports the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The following is a summary of 2012 activities, investments, and partnerships for each relevant goal.

Goal Alcoa Actions References
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger Alcoa Foundation invested US$343,000 in the following:
  • A baking vocational skill and market development program in São Luís, Brazil;
  • A training and employment program for people with physical challenges in Poços de Caldas, Brazil;
  • A remedial education program for students pursuing careers in the skilled trades in Monterrey, Mexico;
  • A hot pepper market and product development program in Manchester, Jamaica; and
  • A business incubator program on cassava for underserved communities in District Para, Suriname.
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Achieve Universal Primary Education Education is one of the major themes for Alcoa Foundation, which invested US$484,000 in the following:
  • A teacher training program to improve the learning environment and remedial opportunities for students performing below grade level in Itapissuma, Brazil;
  • Improvement in the quality of, and access to, primary education for girls in Boké, Guinea; and
  • Technical education and vocational training for youth in Boké, Guinea.
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Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women Alcoa’s recruitment processes and practices ensure the protection and respect for all people and that no individual is discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex, or age (within statutory limits).

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  Our company values, restated in 2012, continue to include “respect”—we treat all people with dignity and provide a diverse, inclusive work environment.

Vision & Values
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  In 2012, 10% of our incentive compensation for managers and executives was based on meeting targets to improve the diversity of our workforce with respect to representation of women and protected class employees in our global operations.

We met our goal to have women constitute 19% of our global leadership at the end of 2012, and we set new goals for 2013.

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  Since its founding in 2003, Alcoa Women’s Network (AWN) has been a catalyst for the development and advancement of women leaders throughout the company. AWN works to help improve the recruitment, retention, and promotion of these leaders within Alcoa.

We earned the prestigious Catalyst Award in early 2013 in recognition of our progress on recruiting, developing, and advancing women in the workplace.
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Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases Alcoa Foundation invested US$129,000 in the following:
  • An intensive care program for high-risk pregnancies and neonatal illnesses in Poços de Caldas, Brazil; and
  • A cholera vaccination and awareness campaign with hygiene kits and radio programs with health messages.
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Ensure Environmental Sustainability We have a Global Sustainability Working Committee and an executive-level Global Sustainability Steering Team. Our chief sustainability officer reports directly to our chairman and chief executive officer.

Sustainability Strategy
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  We have aggressive 2020 and 2030 goals to drive our environmental performance against a 2005 baseline.

Strategic Sustainability Targets
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  We use Sustainability Scorecards to measure each business’ progress against key near-term sustainability metrics.

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  We included an annual carbon dioxide reduction target as a component of our 2012 incentive compensation program.

Energy
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  Alcoa Foundation invests roughly one third of its total annual funding to environmentally focused programs around the world.

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  Sixty percent of our employees participated in the 2012 Month of Service employee outreach campaign. Many of the activities were focused on the environment, including planting trees and recycling more than 265,455 aluminum cans.

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  The Green Works program supports employee efforts to address critical environmental issues.

Green Works
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  Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation invested more than US$5 million between 2007 and 2012 to develop community-based recycling programs.

In 2012, we organized and hosted the Action to Accelerate Recycling Summit, an unprecedented event for some 70 industry representatives, non-governmental organizations, thought leaders, and subject matter experts to explore voluntary collaboration to address lower-than-desired U.S. recycling rates for packaging.

At the September 2012 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation announced funding for some US$2 million in recycling outreach activities in partnership with Keep America Beautiful.

Recycling
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  Our Global Supplier Sustainability Program assesses the performance of key suppliers against varied criteria that include environmental performance.

Supply Chain
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  We continued commercialization of ReadyGrit™ (formerly known as Red Sand™), which is derived from bauxite residue.

Bauxite Residue
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  Our EcoWise™ aluminum sheet reduces the carbon footprint of consumer electronics.

Consumer Electronics
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  Reynobond® with EcoClean™ is the first coil-coated architectural panel that helps clean itself and the air around it.

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  A new line of forged truck wheels we introduced in Europe in 2012 are up to 44% lighter than steel equivalents, helping improve the fuel efficiency of commercial fleets.

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Develop a Global Partnership for Development In 2012, Alcoa Foundation contributed US$107,000 for the following:
  • Community awareness programs in Maroon villages about local non-governmental organizations and government services for improved health and access to educational opportunities in Paramaccan, Suriname; and
  • Project identification and management projects for local groups with sustainable livelihoods and health programs in the rural communities of Aracoiaba, Igarassu, Itamaraca, and Itapissuma, Brazil.
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