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 Achievers, 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

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