Alcoa Named Sustainability Leader on Dow Jones World Index for Safest, Most Environmentally-Efficient Year on Record

September 11, 2014

For the thirteenth year in a row, Alcoa (NYSE: AA) has been named to one
of the most highly recognized and longest-standing global sustainability
indexes, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). Alcoa was again
recognized as the Aluminum Industry Leader on the Dow Jones World Index.

“Sustainability is a core Value at Alcoa. No decision is made or action
taken without a careful consideration of the economic, environmental,
and social impacts that may result,” said Kevin McKnight, Alcoa Chief
Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environment, Health and
Safety. “In 2013, we worked more safely with fewer environmental
impacts. While we’re continuing to improve the sustainability of our
global operations, our light-metal innovations are creating a more
sustainable world by enabling greener cars and trucks, more fuel
efficient airplanes and more energy-efficient buildings.”

Earlier this year, Alcoa announced that 2013 was its safest, most
environmentally-efficient year on record. Highlights of Alcoa’s
sustainability performance include:

  • Safest year on record, with no employee fatalities and a 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
  • 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
  • 37,200 employees, or 62 percent, volunteered in their communities
    during a Worldwide Month of Service

Learn more about the company’s approach to sustainability and how its
light-metal innovations are enabling a more sustainable world in Alcoa’s
2013 Corporate Sustainability Report

About Alcoa

A global leader in lightweight metals technology, 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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