Alcoa touts volunteer efforts worldwide | Business
Alcoa Corporation has announced that a record-breaking 60 percent of employees, or 34,000, made a difference in communities around the world during the Company’s annual Month of Service. According to the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, the average rate of corporate volunteering for U.S. company-sponsored volunteer programs is between 17 and 35 percent.
In October, Alcoa employees, retirees, friends, families and community members across 24 countries joined together to participate in more than 1,050 projects, supporting local causes by collecting and distributing food, improving literacy, donating blood, recycling, renovating school and community centers, and planting trees.
“While our people volunteer year round, Month of Service is a way to bring employees, retirees, friends, family and neighbors together on coordinated projects that are meaningful to them and that multiply our impact in communities,” said Paula Davis, President, Alcoa Foundation. “We are proud to achieve a new Company best and grateful to our nonprofit partners who helped us make it happen.”
To further Alcoa’s impact, 10 of the nonprofit organizations that employees volunteered with in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hungary, Russia, the United Kingdom and United States received surprise grants of $10,000 each from Alcoa Foundation, totaling $100,000. Alcoa leaders participating in the projects presented the organizations with the checks.
2012 Month of Service Highlights
- Served more than 13,000 meals
- Helped 36,000 children
- Supported 400 schools
- Recycled 265,455 aluminum cans
- Partnered 2,050 nonprofit organizations