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For the ninth consecutive year, Alcoa has been selected as a component of 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.
The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) comprises the leading companies in terms of sustainability around the world. It captures the top 10 percent based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria out of the biggest 2500 companies worldwide. The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America) captures the leading 20 percent in terms of sustainability out of the largest 600 North American companies.
The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach and include sustainability leaders from industries worldwide, serving as an important guide for investors to assess a company’s sustainability portfolio. Selection to the DJSI is based on an in-depth analysis of a company’s economic, environmental and social aspects with a focus on long-term development of corporate value.
“We never wavered from our commitment to environmental excellence and social responsibility, even though the economic climate has been challenging,” said Alcoa chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. “Our continued inclusion in one of the world’s foremost sustainability indexes is welcome recognition for our efforts.”
Continuing its proactive approach to sustainability, in August, Alcoa named Kevin Anton as its chief sustainability officer with responsibility for developing a comprehensive strategy integrating all of the Company’s sustainability efforts.
The company also reported a number of advances in its 2009 Sustainability Report, including:
To learn more about Alcoa’s approach to sustainability, read Alcoa’s 2009 Corporate Sustainability Report and reports from Alcoa regions worldwide.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. 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. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world.