Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina operating in 31 countries. 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. Alcoa’s products are used worldwide in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, and industrial applications. Its business segments include Alumina, Primary Metals, Flat-Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. It is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Alcoa's Make an Impact Project: Growing concern around the environmental impacts of climate change and rising energy costs has prompted many of Alcoa employees and neighbors to question what they can do to take action. In response, Alcoa Foundation and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions have partnered on Make an Impact - a unique community focused project aimed at raising awareness and mobilizing action on climate change in Alcoa communities.
Modeled on the project developed in Australia in 2006 by Alcoa, Alcoa Foundation and Greening Australia, Make an Impact provides the tools and resources for Alcoa employees, their families and local community to understand and manage their individual greenhouse footprint.
The program features dynamic website with tips, tools and resources on how to reduce energy bills and live more sustainably; custom-built carbon calculator featuring best practice individual carbon ‘footprint’ analysis and action planning; and comprehensive outreach program of educational workshops and hands-on activities to support local action and encourage sustainable change.
CEO: Klaus Kleinfeld; Revenues: $22.8 Billion (2010); Employees: 59,000 (2010).
Climate Change Targets
The Company aims to achieve a 20% reduction in total carbon dioxide equivalent intensity by 2020 and 30% by 2030 from a 2005 baseline. In 2010, Alcoa achieved its 2020 goal ten-years ahead of schedule.
Climate Change and Energy Strategies
Technology Solutions (C2ES's Climate Techbook Factsheets)
Relevant Links: Alcoa Company Web Site, Alcoa Climate Change Web Site, Alcoa Sustainability Report, Alcoa Make an Impact