Alcoa Releases 2011 Sustainability Report

May 9, 2012

“Sustainability is part of everything we do.” Alcoa Chairman and CEO
Klaus Kleinfeld

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today published its 2011
Sustainability Report
which details the company’s global
environmental, social and economic performance. It is the 11th
year in a row Alcoa has produced the report.

“Sustainability is not a catalog of processes, nor merely a philosophy
at Alcoa,” said Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. “Rather, it is part of
everything we do.”

Alcoa businesses use a Sustainability Scorecard to align sustainability
targets with business strategy and provide a dashboard to measure
progress against key near-term sustainability metrics. In addition, each
Alcoa business has developed a roadmap to lay out process steps,
decisions, and technical improvements needed to realize longer-term

In addition, Alcoa links pay for performance and sustainability goals.
During 2011, 20 percent of variable compensation was tied to achieving
significant aspects of sustainability targets.

Significant achievements highlighted in the report include:

  • The introduction of Reynobond® with EcoClean™, the first coil-coated
    architectural panel that helps clean itself and the air around it.
  • For the first time in a calendar year, Alcoa had zero employee
  • Alcoa’s Global Primary Products business reduced its total carbon
    dioxide intensity by 23 percent and the company as a whole decreased
    its global freshwater-use intensity by 21 percent between 2005 and
    2011, exceeding both of these 2020 targets and allowing us to bring
    the company’s 2030 goals in both areas forward to 2020.

More detail is available online in the Sustainability section of at

About Alcoa

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 ten 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