Alcoa Reports Safest, Most Environmentally Efficient Year on Record; Delivers Breakthrough Sustainability Innovations

May 27, 2014

Achievements Highlighted in Newly Released 2013 Sustainability Report

2013 Sustainability Report Highlights

  • Safest year on record, with 30 percent reduction in workplace injury rate
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 25.5 percent from the 2005 baseline, and lowered absolute emissions by 3.1 million metric tons
  • Introduced breakthrough bonding technology to enable aluminum-intensive vehicles that are lighter and more fuel-efficient
  • Invested US$40.9 million in community programs through Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation
  • 37,200 employees, or 62 percent, volunteered in their communities during a Worldwide Month of Service
  • Recognized as the global aluminum industry sustainability leader and the North American leader in the aluminum sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announces that 2013 was its safest, most
environmentally-efficient year on record, as the Company made strong
strides in improving the sustainability of its global operations. The
achievements were announced in Alcoa’s 2013
Sustainability Report
, which also highlighted breakthrough
innovations to help customers meet sustainability challenges, including
technology to enable lightweighting in transportation.

“Alcoa is a values-based company. Our Values guide our work and help us
accomplish our goals the right way,” said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus
Kleinfeld. “I’m incredibly proud that last year we worked safer, with
less environmental impact than ever before. And while we are reducing
our own footprint, our light-metal innovations are creating a more
sustainable world – from greener cars and trucks, to more energy
efficient planes and buildings.”

Among the Company’s achievements released in its 2013
Sustainability Report

  • Safest Year Ever: Building on the Company’s reputation as a
    global leader in workplace safety, Alcoa set a new safety standard in
    2013. The Company experienced no employee fatalities and reduced its
    “days away, restricted and transfer” injury rate by 30 percent from
    2012. Alcoa continued to innovate in the workplace safety arena with
    its new “Stop for Safety” Program, encouraging and recognizing
    employees for stopping work when they see a potentially unsafe
    situation on the job.
  • Environmental Performance Reaches New Highs: Alcoa achieved
    another 2.6 percent decrease in the intensity of its greenhouse gas
    emissions in its Global Primary Products business and reduced its
    absolute emissions by 3.1 million metric tons. In 2005, the Company
    committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2020
    and 35 percent by 2030. For every metric ton of aluminum Alcoa makes
    today, the Company emits 25.5 percent less greenhouse gas than it did
    in 2005.
  • Alcoa Innovation Delivers Sustainable Solutions In Key Markets:
    Customer-focused product innovations were also among Alcoa’s 2013
    sustainability highlights. Alcoa’s breakthrough “951” adhesive bonding
    technology opened the door to aluminum-intensive vehicle production at
    scale, enabling cars and trucks that are lighter and more fuel
    efficient. Ford chose Alcoa as a major aluminum supplier for the 2015
    Ford F-150, which uses military-grade aluminum alloys and is 700
    pounds lighter. Alcoa also recently introduced the new Ultra ONE™
    wheel, the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel. It is 47 percent
    lighter than steel wheels of the same size and is helping trucks shed
    pounds for increased payload and fuel efficiency.

Alcoa’s 2013 Sustainability Report details the Company’s global
environmental, social and economic performance during 2013. Alcoa has
produced the report for 12 consecutive years. More detail is available
online in the Sustainability section of at

About Alcoa

A global leader in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing,
Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our
technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial
transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer
electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and
beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across air, land
and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power
generation. We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and
today, our 60,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made
of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class bauxite,
alumina and primary aluminum products. For more information, visit,
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