April 12, 2021

Four Million Ways Employees Help Their Communities


PEACHWith 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.

An enthusiastic group of employees at our Pinjarra refinery inspired the launch of PEACH in 1979 to help those in need in their local community. Over the years, PEACH has expanded to encompass all of our Western Australian locations, with more than 550 employees making regular contributions in 2020.

“The PEACH philosophy is that no organization is too big or too small to receive funding,” said Trish Morris, PEACH president and executive assistant at the Willowdale mine. “Our employees, whose sole motivation is to make a difference in the lives of others, deserve the credit for our sustained success and longevity.”

Approximately 250 Western Australian community organizations that provide welfare, health, family, safety and social improvements have benefited directly from PEACH over the past four decades.