Our Purpose

We Turn Raw Potential into Real Progress

Our Purpose extends beyond what we make today. It’s why we exist and how we make the world better. It reflects what we’ve always been and provides clear direction for our future and helps keep us rooted to our strengths.

Our Purpose helps guide every goal we set, decision we make, action we take and strategy we implement.

Evolving the Aluminum Industry

We are making something real at Alcoa. It’s more than incremental improvements —we are unlocking the value inside our people and processes to change the industry and shape the world we live in.

Our products help customers solve problems in a carbon-constrained world. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive low-carbon product portfolio, Sustana. We evaluate new partnerships that create materials for tomorrow’s sustainable economy. And we support recycling through innovative breakthrough technologies.

Our Values

We look to our Values to unify us. They’re a source of stability in how we operate across the globe. They’re core to who we are, who we’ve always been and serve as a reminder for how we work.

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Act with Integrity

  • Be open, honest, and accountable
  • Do the right thing the right way
  • Promote high ethical standards at all times
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Operate with Excellence

  • Continually improve standards of operation
  • Analyze every angle to overcome difficulty
  • Empower everyone with the right resources to do their best work
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Care for People

  • Put safety and health first
  • Seek solutions with diverse, inclusive teams
  • Make every decision with the community in mind
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Lead with Courage

  • Embrace opportunities to reinvent
  • Innovate for long-term impact
  • Challenge the status quo

Our Priorities

How we’ll deliver constant improvement

Reduce Complexity

We operate our business and assets with a focus on being low cost, competitive, and resilient through all market cycles.

Drive Returns

We’ll continue to improve commercial capabilities, invest in targeted growth opportunities, and increase margin focus across the value chain.

Advance Sustainably

We’re transforming our portfolio of assets and leveraging our industry-leading environmental and social standards for a sustainable future.


Inclusion and diversity

Our purpose and values set the foundation for our equity, inclusion and diversity journey. We seek to provide a trusting workplace that is safe, respectful, and inclusive and reflects the diversity of the communities where we operate.

Inclusion and Diversity
Equal Employment Opportunity

Ethics and compliance

We promote high ethical standards at all times. Our company-wide Ethics and Compliance Program ensures we live all our values and keep our promises every day, in every decision we make.