Alcoa Recognized as One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States

September 10, 2012

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today it has been recognized as one of the 50
Most Engaged Workplaces™
in the United States by
a leader in employee reward and recognition solutions. This is the
second year in a row Alcoa has received the award for leadership and
innovation in engaging its employees.

“We place great value on our employees and take their engagement very
seriously,” said Mike Barriere, Alcoa Vice President, Human Resources.
“At Alcoa, we use a statistical technique to identify engagement drivers
specific to each of our operating locations. This helps prioritize
activities that will yield the greatest impact on employee engagement.
This process is not common practice for companies that measure employee
engagement, and differentiates us from our peers.”

Winners were evaluated on commitment to employee engagement in eight
areas: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition,
Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision &
Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

“Companies that focus on employee engagement tend to perform better
financially, attract and retain the best talent and enjoy improved
customer service and client retention,” said Razor Suleman, Founder and
Chairman of Achievers. “These companies
serve as role models for other businesses to engage their own employees
and build success.”

Alcoa will be honored alongside other recipients of the Achievers
50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award at a gala on October 25,
2012, in San Francisco.

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