NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) was presented with the Industry Leadership Award for Aluminum at the inaugural Platts Global Metals Awards, sponsored by Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemical and metals information. Alcoa was recognized for taking decisive action resulting in a substantial transformation or change of direction in the aluminum industry.
"It is extremely gratifying to be recognized for our leadership in the aluminum industry as we mark our 125th anniversary since our incorporation," said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. "This award is a tribute to our dedicated employees who have made Alcoa an industry leader."
Executives and companies from 11 countries were selected as finalists for the awards, which recognize exemplary performance in nearly a dozen categories. Judging criteria for the industry leadership category included financial results, innovation, product quality, safety and strategic vision.
Winners were announced during a black-tie dinner held in London this week.
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 125 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® 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 11 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 30 countries across the world. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow Alcoa on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.