“Reliance on oil is the greatest immediate threat to U.S. economic and national security, and also contributes to the long-term threat of climate change,’’ its report, released on Tuesday morning, states.
Alcoa joined CGI's "Better Buildings, Better Plants" challenge with a $21 million commitment to build North America's first plant for manufacturing wheels from recycled aluminum. Alcoa Foundation announced a $200,000 investment in manufacturing training in communities across the U.S.
Inclusion in the two financial/sustainability indexes recognizes Alcoa's "relentless focus" on reducing emissions and mitigating the risks of climate change, as well as Alcoa's approach to the disclosure of climate change information.
Feeling a little complacent about climate change? Need a refresher on the importance of conserving energy? Powerpointer-in-chief Al Gore will be happy to oblige with a 24-hour global broadcast this Wednesday called "24 Hours of Reality."
For the tenth consecutive year, Alcoa has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), one of the most highly recognized and long-standing global sustainability indexes. Alcoa was named to both the World and the North American Indexes and was named the Industry Leader for the Aluminum Sector.
Alcoa's alumina refinery in Western Australia has won a prestigious science award for developing a new bio-based process to replace a costly, energy-intensive process for purifying alumina, the feedstock for smelting aluminum.
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