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Alcoa Brazil One of the Best Companies to Start a CareerALCOA @ Wed May 16 21:30:00 +0000 2012
NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Alcoa (NYSE:AA) in Brazil was selected as one of the 30 best companies to start a career, according to Você S/A magazine, Brazil’s leading human resources publication. As a top company, Alcoa is included as a “Business Champion” in Você’s annual career guide. The guide is geared to young professionals just starting their careers to identify which are the best companies to join.
Selection to the list involves completing a detailed survey on career development, work-life balance and other aspects of human resources. This step was followed by interviews with randomly selected employees to assess their satisfaction with the company. Alcoa received high marks in several categories including professional growth, career and recognition, quality of life, working significance and identify with corporate values and objectives.
“This award is significant because it recognizes our efforts to attract, develop and retain talented employees,” said Michael Barriere, Alcoa Vice President Human Resources. “We encourage our employees to develop and contribute to their full potential. Alcoa exists today because of the talent of 22-year-old Charles Martin Hall, who developed the aluminum making process, which is still used today.”
This is the first year Alcoa participated in the survey.
Ron Barin Elected Alcoa Vice President and Officer of the CompanyALCOA @ Wed May 16 14:08:00 +0000 2012
NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Ron Barin has been elected a Vice President and an officer of the company. He is also Chief Investment Officer, Pension Investments, overseeing the investment of $15 billion of assets for Alcoa’s retirement benefits plans and the Alcoa Foundation.
"Ron’s election as an officer of the company recognizes the important contributions he has made to support Alcoa’s success,” said Alcoa Chief Financial Officer Chuck McLane. “It also reflects our confidence in his ability to make great contributions in the future.”
Barin joined Alcoa in 2008 as Assistant Treasurer and an assistant officer of the company with responsibility for the company’s pension plan investments. Previously, he was Senior Director, Pension Investments for Pfizer Inc., and also had served as Director, Financial Risk Management for Pfizer. Earlier, he held treasury-related roles for Emcor Financial Risk Management Consulting, Estee Lauder and Unilever.
Barin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance and an MBA from New York University. He is the co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Smile In A Bag, Inc., a nonprofit organization that collects and donates toy-filled activity bags each month to two Long Island, New York, hospitals.
Alcoa Releases 2011 Sustainability ReportALCOA @ Wed May 09 15:26:00 +0000 2012
“Sustainability is part of everything we do.” Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld
NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today published its 2011 Sustainability Report which details the company’s global environmental, social and economic performance. It is the 11th year in a row Alcoa has produced the report.
“Sustainability is not a catalog of processes, nor merely a philosophy at Alcoa,” said Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. “Rather, it is part of everything we do.”
Alcoa businesses use a Sustainability Scorecard to align sustainability targets with business strategy and provide a dashboard to measure progress against key near-term sustainability metrics. In addition, each Alcoa business has developed a roadmap to lay out process steps, decisions, and technical improvements needed to realize longer-term objectives.
In addition, Alcoa links pay for performance and sustainability goals. During 2011, 20 percent of variable compensation was tied to achieving significant aspects of sustainability targets.
Significant achievements highlighted in the report include:
The introduction of Reynobond® with EcoClean™, the first coil-coated architectural panel that helps clean itself and the air around it.
For the first time in a calendar year, Alcoa had zero employee fatalities.
Alcoa’s Global Primary Products business reduced its total carbon dioxide intensity by 23 percent and the company as a whole decreased its global freshwater-use intensity by 21 percent between 2005 and 2011, exceeding both of these 2020 targets and allowing us to bring the company’s 2030 goals in both areas forward to 2020.
More detail is available online in the Sustainability section of alcoa.com athttp://www.alcoa.com/sustainability