NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE: AA) in Brazil was ranked as the most sustainable company in
the Metals sector and 11th overall of 100 companies
considered in a study by major business media in Brazil. The list will
be published in the August issue of the Brazilian national news magazine Imprensa.
The annual “Most Sustainable Companies According to the Media” survey is
based on an analysis of companies’ communication about sustainability
published in eight major Brazilian media outlets during 2010.
In the evaluation, subjects such as transparency, environmental
awareness, employee welfare, and community relationships were considered.
“It is a great source of pride to gain recognition for our
sustainability initiatives from respected organizations and bodies such
as the national business media,” said Frank Feder, Alcoa Vice President
and President Alcoa Latin America and Caribbean.
About Alcoa Brazil
Alcoa Alumínio S.A. is a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc., the world’s leading
company in the production of primary and transformed aluminum and
alumina. The Company has 59,000 employees in 31 countries and for the
ninth consecutive year is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Alcoa has been in Latin America and the Caribbean since the end of the
1950s and has some 7,000 employees in the region, with operations in
Brazil, Jamaica and Surinam.
In Brazil the company operates in the whole of the aluminum production
chain from bauxite mining to the production of transformed products.
Alcoa has seven production units and three offices in the states of
Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pará, Pernambuco, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and
the Federal District. The company also has shareholdings in four
hydroelectric power stations: Machadinho and Barra Grande on the border
of the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul; Serra do Facão in
Goiás; and Estreito, between Maranhão and Tocantins. In 2010 Alcoa
recorded revenues of US$ 1.6 billion in Brazil and was elected the
Sustainable Company of the Year by Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade
[Exame’s Sustainability Guide]. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.br.