Alcoa: CSR & Sustainability News

Alcoa Inc. is engaged in the production and management of aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined, through its participation in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. It is a global company operating in 31 countries. In addition, it has investments and operating activities in Australia, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Guinea, Iceland, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. During 2010, it completed the acquisition of Three Rivers Aluminum Company doing business as Traco.


Big-Time Companies Hop Aboard the Climate Pledge

Thirteen well-known companies have signed President Barack Obama’s climate pledge, each promising to tackle environmental issues in its particular field. Here are their…
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Novelis Launches Line of 100 Percent Recycled Aluminum Products

Novelis evercycle products, 100 percent recycled food containers, are an important step in the overall sustainability of the aluminum industry.
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Interview: Kevin McKnight, CSO, Alcoa

In my second interview at Fortune Brainstorm Green last week I got to talk to Alcoa's Chief Sustainability Officer, Kevin McKnight. Kevin provides…
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Australian Carbon Trading Scheme Commences: All Emissions Are Not Local

Australian carbon trading took another step forward last month when the first carbon credits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme were issued.

Beyond Recycling: Alcoa Slashes CO2 Emissions and Water Consumption

Last week Alcoa issued its annual sustainability report, which outlines some of the progress the company has achieved on the environment, water stewardship,…

When Seeking Long-Term Profit, Consider Long-Term Environmental Risks

This last management practice category focuses on including HIP criteria in every decision-making process.
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Students Challenged to Find Energy Waste in Their Schools

With support from the Alcoa Foundation and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the "Make an impact: Change Our 2morrow (CO2)…

How Measuring Health Can Strengthen the Bottom Line

Solving human needs – Health, Wealth, Earth, Equality and Trust – can be profitable. This feature delves into metrics of physical & mental…

Corruption and Sustainability: Like Oil & Water Do Not Mix

Recently, the Guardian ran a post addressing the question of why eliminating corruption is crucial for sustainability. A first glance the two topics…

How GRI Incorporates Stakeholder Engagement into Framework Development

The GRI's fourth revision the G4 framework is due for release in 2013 and it has brought on board 10 companies in an…