Alcoa Continues as a Top Achiever on Corporate Equality Index for Third Consecutive Year

December 8, 2011

Only Mining and Metals Company in Top Ranking

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it is the only Mining and Metals
company to achieve a top ranking in the 2012 Corporate Equality Index
and Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality. This is the third year in a
row Alcoa has received the top score of 100 from the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC) Foundation, which evaluates American workplaces on
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality (LGBT). The HRC
Foundation is the educational segment of America’s largest civil rights

A total of 850 businesses have been rated in the 2012 Corporate Equality
Index, including the entire Fortune 500. This year, 190 companies
received a 100 percent score on significantly more stringent criteria.
To receive a perfect score, companies must have fully inclusive equal
employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits,
demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, evidence their commitment to
equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship. In addition,
this year HRC called out the growth in transgender health care benefits,
which grew to 207 companies from 85 companies a year ago, a 144 percent
increase. Alcoa will offer transgender health care benefits starting in

“Alcoa is proud to be recognized with the Best Place to Work distinction
and one of the top achievers with a perfect score on the Corporate
Equality Index,” said Alcoa Vice President of Human Resources Jack
Bergen. “This recognition reinforces Alcoa’s commitment to creating a
workplace that respects and provides equal opportunity to all of our
employees. Only by valuing diverse talent and perspectives, can Alcoa
continue to be the innovation leader of our industry.”

The Corporate Equality Index has become the foremost benchmark for
businesses to gauge their level of LGBT workplace inclusion against

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
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 10 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