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Alcoa Receives Opening Minds Corporate Leadership Award for its Commitment to Social Responsibility and Conservation and Sustainability NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it was recognized by the Institute
of International Education (IIE) for its outstanding commitment to
education and corporate social responsibility and for Alcoa’s
pioneering leadership in addressing issues of environmental conservation
and sustainability. Alcoa President and Chief Executive Officer Klaus
Kleinfeld accepted the Opening Minds Corporate Leadership Award on
behalf of Alcoa during the IIE’s Gala 2008
held in New York yesterday.
“Sustainability is an integral part of our
business model at Alcoa. It encompasses our products, processes, people
and our approach to our communities. We are honored to accept this award
from the IIE, an organization whose vision we share. Our world benefits
every day from the understanding that is created by educational
exchanges and research that is the legacy of IIE’s
work,” said Kleinfeld.
The award coincides with the fifth anniversary of Alcoa FoundationConservation
and Sustainability Fellowship Program, a signature Alcoa Foundation initiative that is
implemented in partnership with IIE. The program brings
together a global network of future leaders and premier institutions to
create and leverage sustainability research and share innovation and
interdisciplinary work in the conservation and sustainability field.
The Opening Minds Corporate Leadership Award was launched by IIE in 2003
to recognize corporations whose business activities promote
international understanding and help to improve the lives of people in
communities in which they work. Other recipients include Jeff Immelt on
behalf of GE, Henry M. Paulson, Jr. on behalf of Goldman Sachs; and Jim
Press representing Toyota Motor Sales, USA.
Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active
and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa
serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction,
commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design,
engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to
customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including
flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also
markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems,
precision and investment castings, and building systems. The Company has
97,000 employees in 34 countries and has been named one of the top most
sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in
Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com