Alcoa Receives Gold Certification from the Brazil GHG Protocol Program for Transparent Emissions Management

January 13, 2012

Recognition exemplifies Alcoa’s commitment to integrate
sustainability into day-to-day operations

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that its Brazilian operations has
received Gold Certification from the Brazil Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol
Program for transparency in reporting and quantifying its emissions
inventories in 2010. The certification was granted following an
assessment by independent Brazilian auditor Vanzolini Foundation.

Alcoa was one of the first companies in Brazil to participate in the GHG
Protocol Program.

“Receiving certification shows the efforts that Alcoa is making in
declaring its emissions in a transparent way and proves the company’s
commitment to reducing emissions year-after-year,” said Franklin L.
Feder, CEO for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The 2010 emissions inventory for Alcoa Alumínio S.A. is available on the
Brazil GHG Protocol’s website:

About the Brazil GHG Protocol Program

The Brazil GHG Protocol Program was launched in 2008 and has 77 member
companies. The Program promotes voluntary GHG emissions management by
building technical and institutional capacity for emissions accounting
and reporting at the organizational level. It is a partnership between
Brazil’s Ministry of Environment, the Brazilian Business Council for
Sustainable Development (CEBDS), the Fundação Getulio Vargas, the World
Business Council on Sustainable Development and the World Resource
Institute. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is the most widely used
international accounting tool for government and business leaders to
understand, quantify and manage GHG emissions.

About Alcoa in Brazil

Alcoa Alumínio S.A. is a subsidiary of Alcoa, the world’s leading
aluminum producer. Alcoa has been in Latin America and the Caribbean
since the 1950s and has some 7,000 employees in the region, with
operations in Brazil, Jamaica and Suriname. Alcoa’s operations in Brazil
are fully integrated from bauxite mining to finished 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 2011, Alcoa
Brazil was considered a benchmark in social responsibility and was one
of the 21 model companies in the Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade [Exame
magazine’s Sustainability Guide]. Further information can be found

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 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at