Alcoa is a worldwide company with more than 480 operating locations in 40 countries. The company is engaged in mining of bauxite, production of alumina and alumina based chemicals, smelting and fabrication of aluminum, forged products and powders, the production of aluminum and plastic packaging materials, automotive components and electrical distribution systems, and the production of high temperature components for turbines, and is a major electric power producer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Alcoa employs 127,000 people worldwide.
“Alcoa is meeting the challenge with a core commitment to operating sustainably in the communities and ecosystems in which we do business. At the same time, we’re delivering new ideas and solutions that will help build a healthier and more sustainable future both for the planet and its people.”
Environmental Efforts/Products (Eco-Alcoa)
Alcoa’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target: Reduce GHG emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by 2010 and by 50 percent from 1990 levels when their inert anode technology is fully commercialized.
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