Alcoa Joins International Charter for Sustainable Transportation

September 19, 2012

HANNOVER, Germany–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced that its Alcoa Wheel and Transportation
Products (AWTP) business has joined the Sustainable Development Charter
of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). The UITP,
an organization with a 125-year history, is an international network for
public transport and a global advocate of sustainable mobility and a
promoter of innovations in the transportation sector. Alcoa Wheel and
Transportation Products President Tim Myers and UITP Secretary-General
Alain Flausch signed the UITP Sustainable Development Charter at the 64th
International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles conference in
Hannover, Germany.

While Alcoa has been a member of the UITP since 2009, the Sustainable
Development Charter is specifically dedicated to increasing awareness of
the importance of sustainability within the transportation sector. The
Charter’s more than 150 global members commit to monitor, measure and to
report on their own sustainability performance, while sharing best
practices with fellow members.

“Alcoa is very proud to join the UITP Sustainable Development Charter as
it underscores our dedication to sustainability and environmental
excellence, while also helping us to further these values within the
transportation industry,” said Alcoa Wheels and Transportation Products
President, Tim Myers. “In addition to our own sustainability commitment,
Alcoa aluminum wheels also help our customers to reach their own
sustainability goals by making trucks and buses lighter so they use less
fuel and reduce carbon emissions.”

In May 2012, Alcoa announced that its global line of
aluminum wheels were Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM at the
Silver level. The Alcoa wheels are the first products in the
transportation industry to receive Cradle to Cradle certification which
recognizes Alcoa’s environmentally sound production processes and the
infinitely recyclable nature of aluminum.

For 11 consecutive years, Alcoa has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), one of the most highly recognized and
long-standing global sustainability indexes. Inclusion in the DJSI is
based on an in-depth analysis of the company’s economic, environmental
and social aspects with a focus on long-term development and corporate
value. To learn more about Alcoa’s approach to sustainability around the
world, please visit

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 11 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

About UITP

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is the
international network for public transport authorities and operators,
policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport
supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide cooperation,
business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,400
members from 92 countries. UITP is the global advocate of public
transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in
the sector. More information can be found at