Case Studies

  • April 13, 2021

    A Drive for Safety

    Hauling bauxite ore through mountainous terrain is a critical safety risk for our Poços de Caldas mine in Brazil. In September 2020, the location launched its Elite Drivers Program to enhance the skills of all contracted drivers who transport the mine’s bauxite.

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  • April 13, 2021

    A Focus on Mental Health

    When the Alcoa email offering an emotional checkup during the pandemic reached the inbox of a mechanical engineer at our Juruti mine in Brazil, he hesitated.

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  • April 13, 2021

    Alcoa + Scitech = Improved Math Performance

    In Western Australia (WA), the award-winning Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program is not only improving students’ achievements in mathematics, it is also expanding their career prospects.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Bridging the Generations for Students

    Connecting older generations with their younger counterparts is helping students in Australia achieve their potential in both school and life.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Connection Paired with Support

    Recognizing that the pandemic was causing increased stress and feelings of isolation, the Brazil chapter of the Alcoa Women’s Network (AWN) launched a unique program to provide connection and support.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Diversity Milestone in the Casthouse

    Our Poços de Caldas casthouse in Brazil achieved a diversity milestone in 2020 with the appointment of the first all-female duo to work in the hot top casting unit.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Facility Transformation Saves Jobs, Tax Revenues

    Our concerted effort to expand the capabilities of our former Gum Springs waste treatment facility in the United States improved the location and kept it viable through its sale to a new owner, ensuring it continues contributing to the rural Arkansas region’s tax base.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Four Million Ways Employees Help Their Communities

    With an AUS$12,800 donation to nonprofit Halo Team Inc. in 2020, our Western Australian employees celebrated a milestone of four decades and AUS$4 million in giving through the Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help (PEACH) employee-funded charity.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Given the Tools, They Found Their Paths

    An entrepreneurial program aimed at generating employment, income and independence for socially and economically disadvantaged women living near our Alumar facility in São Luís, Brazil, was a thing of beauty.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Harnessing the Sun’s Power

    With the flick of a switch, our Peel Regional Office in Pinjarra, Australia, got a lot greener when 242 rooftop solar panels came online in March 2020.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Putting ‘Mussel’ into Reef Restoration

    They might not be typical gardeners, but residents, groups and schoolchildren are volunteering to tend to about 80 shellfish gardens in the Peel-Harvey Estuary in Western Australia.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Talking Safety…Peer to Peer

    Our Deschambault smelter in Canada is reinforcing its robust safety culture with a peer-to-peer program that is based on friendly interventions if an unsafe situation or behavior is observed.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Training Program Closes Skill Gaps in Guinea

    Funded by Alcoa Foundation, a unique training program in Guinea is helping graduates of vocational training centers close skill gaps in English and computer science to better integrate into the job market.

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