PITTSBURGH–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) was honored with the Green Power: Turn It On!
Award from Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) for its
continued commitment to sustainability. Alcoa was recognized for using
renewable, clean energy for 60 percent of its smelting operations,
providing energy efficient materials for green buildings, having an
employee energy reduction program, and leading the industry in the
recycling and reusing of aluminum beverage cans.
The PennFuture awards recognize individuals and organizations for their
work in promoting the clean energy economy in Pennsylvania each year.
“Alcoa was founded on Smallman Street in Pittsburgh in 1888 on the basis
of developing an energy efficient way to produce aluminum. Our focus on
energy efficiency continues. One of the best ways all of us can reduce
energy usage is by recycling aluminum cans, because it takes 95 percent
less energy to produce aluminum from recycled product than from bauxite
ore,” said William J. O’Rourke, Alcoa vice president, Sustainability and
Environment, Health & Safety. “I am pleased to accept this award on
behalf of Alcoa employees around the world who save energy every day.”
PennFuture’s Green Power: Turn It On! Campaign is a multifaceted,
multiyear campaign aimed at building the renewable energy market in the
state. PennFuture is a statewide public interest membership organization
that works to create a just future where nature, communities and the
For more information about PennFuture or the Green Power: Turn It On!
Awards, please visit www.pennfuture.org.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated
aluminum and alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum
industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the
aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years and approximately
75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.