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.
Alcoa’s 2050 net zero ambition
Alcoa wins 2021 Platts Global Metal Awards
Extracting critical minerals and rare earths from bauxite residue