Diversity and Inclusion
We seek to provide a trusting workplace that is safe, respectful and inclusive of all individuals and that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate.
Whether on the shop floor or in our offices, the intent of equality, diversity and inclusion is to ensure that everyone has access to the same opportunities and fair treatment while feeling valued and accepted. This is the foundation for an everyone culture, where employees feel empowered to build solutions through coaching and collaboration.
The most impactful actions are those that influence decisions at the local level. In 2019, our locations embarked on a variety of promising practices that included:
- Willowdale mine in Western Australia: Limited opportunities for hiring made diversifying the mine’s workforce challenging until the location explored employee interest in job sharing. This arrangement was ideal for some employees transitioning to retirement and others who preferred part-time work.
- Alcoa Fjarðaál in Iceland: The location took a unique approach to addressing the #MeToo movement by holding gender-based meetings for all employees to discuss what makes a good workplace culture. The meetings resulted in a covenant among employees to individually commit to a good workplace culture within Alcoa Fjarðaál. In addition, the location co-hosted an external conference on gender equality in the workplace in East Iceland.
- Alcoa Brazil: Our operations in Brazil created an Executive Committee on Diversity, which brought governance and diversity initiatives to all sites in 2019. The sites conducted 11 workshops and panels involving approximately 700 employees, presented four videos on gender and LGBT+ inclusion, and distributed 15 internal and external communications that included emails and social media posts.
2019 Global Women
2019 Global Women
|Females on the Alcoa Corporation Board of Directors||33.3|
|Female share of total workforce||15.5|
|Females in all management positions||20.7|
|Females in junior management positions||16.2|
|Females in top management positions||43.5|
|Females in management positions in revenue-generating functions as a % of all such managers||29.8|
Catalysts for Change
In our mines, refineries and offices throughout Australia, some 300 employee “catalysts” have pledged to promote the development of women, build networks, advocate for change and showcase the successes of women in the workplace.
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