Alcoa’s Brazilian facility receives certification for sustainability standards

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The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) recently certified Alcoa Corp.’s Poços de Caldas operations in Brazil.

The ASI Certification program is applicable to downstream manufacturers and upstream producers. Multiple stakeholders created its rigorous standards which cover material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues affecting the entire aluminum value chain.

“This certification marks an important milestone in our efforts to ensure that all of our Brazilian operations adhere to the highest sustainability standards,” Otavio Carvalheira, Alcoa’s president of Brazil and vice president of operations said. “It demonstrates our commitment to our stakeholders that we always strive to operate safely, with protection of the environment and respect for people, and to produce products that will create a more sustainable future.”

The Poços de Caldas site was founded in 1965, and is Alcoa’s sole producer of aluminum powder and the company’s first venture in Brazil. The facility includes a bauxite mine, alumina refinery, and aluminum casthouse,

The entire facility passed the required assessments and earned ASI’s Performance Standard certification. With this certification, all of Alcoa’s Brazil locations are ASI certified.

Globally, 17 Alcoa sites have earned ASI’s Performance Standard certification. In addition, its global headquarters is certified.

The company, with global headquarters in Pittsburgh, can sell ASI-certified bauxite, alumina, and aluminum.