Bauxite ore is the primary raw material that is refined into alumina and later sent to our smelters where it is processed into aluminum.

Consistent. Reliable. Sustainable.

Our leading position in mining is built on our ability to meet customer-specific needs for high-quality, sustainably produced material. As a recognized leader in sustainability, employees at our bauxite mines consult with our communities before, during, and after mining operations. Alcoa’s bauxite primarily supports our internal alumina refinery system, and we also supply global, third-party customers.

  • Ownership positions in seven mines globally, including the Huntly mine in Australia, the world’s largest bauxite mine.
  • Strategically located global network near key Atlantic and Pacific markets.
  • Successful, science-based reforestation practices demonstrated in areas such as the Jarrah forest in Western Australia and the Amazon in Brazil.
Recent News

Alcoa statement on Russia-Ukraine Crisis

While Alcoa does not have operations in Ukraine or Russia, we will cease buying raw materials from, or selling our products to, Russian businesses due to the current aggression.

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Advancing Sustainably: Construction progressing on Residue Filtration facility in Brazil

Alcoa is adapting new technology to save water and reduce land use through press filtration. The technology transforms the way Alcoa processes bauxite residue. Underway already at Pinjarra and Kwinana refineries in Western Australia, a new bauxite press filtration facility is under construction in Poços de Caldas, Brazil.

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Alcoa locations earn coveted EHS Excellence Awards

Alcoa awarded three locations its 2021 Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Excellence Award: Poços de Caldas (Brazil), Lista (Norway), and Massena (USA). At Alcoa, we believe in the importance of maintaining and improving a strong culture of safety and environmental excellence.

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