Alcoa program to support employee volunteering activities in the community

Alcoa employees were among a group of volunteers who assisted the Rockingham Football, Sporting and Social Club run an Auskick Gala Training and Game Day at Anniversary Park in late July.
Alcoa employees were among a group of volunteers who assisted the Rockingham Football, Sporting and Social Club run an Auskick Gala Training and Game Day at Anniversary Park in late July.

ALCOA’S Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) program this year will support 48 employee volunteering activities in communities close to where the company operates.

Nearly 400 Alcoa employees will be involved, who will volunteer for at least 1500 hours.

Most will occur in the Kwinana, Peel and South West areas, where Alcoa’s bauxite mining and alumina refineries are located.

In recognition of its employees’ volunteering efforts, Alcoa will donate a total of $144,000 to associated community organisations in these communities.

The volunteering activities range from busy bees at schools, sporting clubs and local charities through to assisting with community events and fundraising for not-for-profit services.

Alcoa of Australia chairman and managing director Michael Parker thanked employees involved in the volunteering activities.

“Alcoa is proud to be an engaged and supportive partner in our neighbouring communities and we encourage and support our employees to also be active community members,” he said.

Alcoa has a proud history of helping build stronger sustainable communities that have the capacity to address local challenges and opportunities.

The company makes about $3.6 million in community contributions each year.