Alcoa Named Sustainability Leader on Dow Jones Indices for Fifteenth Consecutive Year

September 12, 2016

Company was once again recognized as aluminum industry leader

For the fifteenth year in a row, lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has been named as one of the world’s leading companies for sustainability on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) — a globally recognized and reputable benchmark for corporate responsibility and sustainability. Alcoa was again recognized as the Aluminum Industry Leader on the Dow Jones World Index.

“As we prepare to launch two strong companies in the second half of 2016, we will continue using our innovation, creativity, and passion to deliver net-positive benefits to the environment, communities where we operate, our employees, and our shareholders,” said Kevin McKnight, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety.

Highlights of Alcoa’s 2015 sustainability performance include:

  • Achieving 2020 greenhouse gas intensity target five years ahead of plan by reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 5.5 million metric tons and improving our greenhouse gas emission intensity by 31.3% from our 2005 baseline.
  • Became one of the first companies to sign the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. As part of that pledge, committing to reduce absolute U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50% versus a 2005 baseline and also demonstrate a net reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the use of products equal to three times the emissions created by their production—all by 2025.
  • Alcoa-developed high-performance aluminum, titanium, and nickel-based alloy products are found from nose to tail on every high-growth commercial aircraft platform. These products produce lighter, more fuel-efficient planes with highly efficient engines and smaller carbon footprints.
  • Alcoa Micromill® material, which produces automotive parts that are twice as formable and 30 percent lighter than parts made from high-strength steel, debuted on the 2016 Ford F-150 truck.
  • During 2015, improved bauxite residue storage efficiency and rehabilitation rate. In addition, finalized biodiversity action plans for three locations, and minimized global mining footprint.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks worldwide. Following a best-in-class approach, they measure the performance of the world's sustainability leaders based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria that account for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends.

Learn more about Alcoa’s sustainability efforts and how its inherently sustainable products are making significant contributions to the world in the 2015 Sustainability Report.

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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 approximately 57,000 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, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at and follow us on Facebook at

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Matthew Garth
Monica Orbe

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