Alcoa Inc. : Alcoa Receives Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award for Workplace Volunteerism
03/20/2012| 12:05pm US/Eastern
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) was recognized as a good neighbor by the United Way of
Allegheny County for its commitment to workplace volunteerism with a
Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award. On what would have been Mr. Rogers' 84th
birthday, the United Way of Allegheny County celebrates companies,
agencies and volunteers who make an impact in our community. It is the
second year of the Good Neighbor Award program and the second year that
Alcoa has been honored as a community leader for employee volunteerism.
About 25 employees from Alcoa's offices on the North Shore actively
participate in two signature programs that take place in two Pittsburgh
public schools on the North Side: Everyone Wins! at Pittsburgh King and
Be a 6th Grade Mentor at both Pittsburgh King and Pittsburgh
"These are both great programs that help kids in our own back yard,"
said Judy Moser, Alcoa Global Primary Products Manager Information
Services, who has volunteered in both programs for several years. "It is
personally rewarding to see a child enjoy reading and learning because
of the relationship we've formed."
Be a 6th Grade Mentor pairs students with adult role models
who help them develop career aspirations that propel them toward
academic proficiency that ultimately can result in successful careers.
Everyone Wins! is a lunch time reading program with a goal to increase
students' interest in reading and access to high-quality books.
A record 56 percent of Alcoa employees took part in the company's annual Month
of Service and contributed 900,000 hours to community service
Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary
and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world's largest miner of bauxite
and refiner of 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 Alcoaź 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 10 consecutive years and approximately 75
percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.
Joyce A. Saltzman, 412-553-4467
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