Case Studies

  • May 20, 2022

    Alcoa volunteers take action to support gifted and talented students

    Learn how Alcoa partnered with CEDET to create an inclusive learning session featuring an online forum in Brazil and Portuguese sign language for gifted and talented students.

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  • May 02, 2022

    Freshwater Reuse in Brazil

    Learn how the Alcoa Alumar smelter has reduced freshwater consumption and environmental impacts through reuse initiatives for themselves and Ambev, a local brewery.

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  • May 02, 2022

    Alcoa advances sustainably with recycled aluminum, produced using renewable energy

    Learn about Alcoa’s 100% renewable electricity powered induction furnace in Mosjøen Norway that recycles aluminum scrap for a sustainable future.

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  • May 02, 2022

    Sweet Introduction to World of Work

    Read about how Instituto Alcoa is training 250 young people in the world of baked goods and sweets through its My Opportunity to the World of Work program.

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  • May 02, 2022

    It Is Okay to Not Be Okay

    Read about Alcoa's focus on mental health community resources and Australia's long-standing partnership with Youth Focus.

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  • May 02, 2022

    Training Program Builds Elite Safety Technicians

    Discover how Alcoa is leveling up the knowledge from safety professionals across Alcoa's Brazil plants to help keep employees and contractors safe.

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  • May 02, 2022

    The plot thickens with less fertilizer

    Learn why Alcoa halved fertilizer use during jarrah forest mine rehabilitation and how it is enabling greater plant diversity.

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  • May 02, 2022

    Closing the Dross Loop

    Learn how Alcoa is diverting dross from landfills each year while reducing disposal costs and the use of raw materials to produce aluminum.

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  • May 02, 2022

    Return of the Native Animals

    Read how Alcoa in Australia is helping nature experts and the aluminum industry better understand the return of fauna for wildlife during the different stages of mine rehabilitation.

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  • May 02, 2022

    Supporting LGBTQI Community with Pride

    Learn how Alcoa has supported LGBTQI workplace inclusion since 2021 and has been recognized as a Bronze Tier Employer and leading resources company by the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

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  • May 02, 2022

    Smelter Leaves Smaller Waste Footprint

    Learn how Alcoa finds every opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle, resulting in waste being diverted from landfills through a multi-year sustainability strategy.

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  • April 29, 2022

    Turning Conflict into Collaboration in Guinea

    Learn how Alcoa Foundation has funded the Social Training for Guinea Professionals program through the non-profit, Earthworm Foundation, for over 40 students.

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  • April 29, 2022

    The Heat Is Off

    Learn how Alcoa is eliminating energy waste and finding renewable energy sources including solar walls to warm its buildings in Canada.

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  • April 13, 2021

    A Drive for Safety

    Hauling bauxite ore through mountainous terrain is a critical safety risk for our Poços de Caldas mine in Brazil. In September 2020, the location launched its Elite Drivers Program to enhance the skills of all contracted drivers who transport the mine’s bauxite.

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  • April 13, 2021

    A Focus on Mental Health

    When the Alcoa email offering an emotional checkup during the pandemic reached the inbox of a mechanical engineer at our Juruti mine in Brazil, he hesitated.

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  • April 13, 2021

    Alcoa + Scitech = Improved Math Performance

    In Western Australia (WA), the award-winning Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program is not only improving students’ achievements in mathematics, it is also expanding their career prospects.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Bridging the Generations for Students

    Connecting older generations with their younger counterparts is helping students in Australia achieve their potential in both school and life.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Connection Paired with Support

    Recognizing that the pandemic was causing increased stress and feelings of isolation, the Brazil chapter of the Alcoa Women’s Network (AWN) launched a unique program to provide connection and support.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Diversity Milestone in the Casthouse

    Our Poços de Caldas casthouse in Brazil achieved a diversity milestone in 2020 with the appointment of the first all-female duo to work in the hot top casting unit.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Facility Transformation Saves Jobs, Tax Revenues

    Our concerted effort to expand the capabilities of our former Gum Springs waste treatment facility in the United States improved the location and kept it viable through its sale to a new owner, ensuring it continues contributing to the rural Arkansas region’s tax base.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Four Million Ways Employees Help Their Communities

    With an AUS$12,800 donation to nonprofit Halo Team Inc. in 2020, our Western Australian employees celebrated a milestone of four decades and AUS$4 million in giving through the Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help (PEACH) employee-funded charity.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Given the Tools, They Found Their Paths

    An entrepreneurial program aimed at generating employment, income and independence for socially and economically disadvantaged women living near our Alumar facility in São Luís, Brazil, was a thing of beauty.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Harnessing the Sun’s Power

    With the flick of a switch, our Peel Regional Office in Pinjarra, Australia, got a lot greener when 242 rooftop solar panels came online in March 2020.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Putting ‘Mussel’ into Reef Restoration

    They might not be typical gardeners, but residents, groups and schoolchildren are volunteering to tend to about 80 shellfish gardens in the Peel-Harvey Estuary in Western Australia.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Talking Safety…Peer to Peer

    Our Deschambault smelter in Canada is reinforcing its robust safety culture with a peer-to-peer program that is based on friendly interventions if an unsafe situation or behavior is observed.

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  • April 12, 2021

    Training Program Closes Skill Gaps in Guinea

    Funded by Alcoa Foundation, a unique training program in Guinea is helping graduates of vocational training centers close skill gaps in English and computer science to better integrate into the job market.

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