Alcoa Named Sustainability Leader on Dow Jones Indices for Fourteenth Consecutive Year

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the fourteenth year in a row, lightweight metals leader Alcoa
(NYSE:AA) has been named as one of the world’s leading companies for
sustainability on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
(DJSI)—a globally recognized and reputable benchmark for corporate
responsibility and sustainability. Alcoa was again recognized as the
Aluminum Industry Leader on the Dow Jones World Index.

“Sustainability guides everything we do, from creating innovative
solutions that help de-carbonize our world and create value for
customers, to improving the sustainability of our own manufacturing
processes, said Kevin McKnight, Alcoa’s Chief
Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environment, Health and
Safety. “The progress we continue to make demonstrates that we live our
sustainability value every day, with a goal of leaving a positive impact
everywhere we operate and in every market where we compete.”

Over the last year, Alcoa expanded its multi-material value-add
portfolio and introduced innovations across its end markets enabling
customers to produce more environmentally friendly products. The Company
also reduced its overall emissions by closing and curtailing high-cost,
less efficient facilities as it continued to reshape its commodity
business.

Highlights of Alcoa’s industry-leading sustainability performance
include:

  • Reduced absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 3 million metric tons, or
    6.8 percent
  • Developed forging for the world’s first hybrid-metallic fan blade,
    helping make Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® engines
    lighter and more fuel efficient
  • Unveiled Alcoa MicromillTM technology; will manufacture
    most advanced aluminum sheet on the market, supporting the creation of
    lighter, more fuel efficient, safer vehicles
  • Introduced Ultra ONETM heavy-duty truck wheel; 47 percent
    lighter than steel wheel of same size, enables trucks to increase fuel
    efficiency and payload
  • Named the World’s Most Active Organization by the Global Corporate
    Challenge for the second consecutive year
  • Invested US$38.4 million in community programs via Alcoa and Alcoa
    Foundation

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are the longest-running global
sustainability benchmarks worldwide. Following a best-in-class approach,
they measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders based
on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and
social criteria that account for general as well as industry-specific
sustainability trends.

Learn more about Alcoa’s approach to sustainability and how its
lightweight multi-metal innovations are enabling a more sustainable
world in Alcoa’s
2014 Corporate Sustainability Report
.

About Alcoa

A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and
manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our
world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and
commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and
consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable
food and beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across
air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power
generation. We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and
today, our more than 60,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add
products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce
best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products. For more
information, visit www.alcoa.com,
follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and
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Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as
“expects,” “goal,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and similar expressions are
often used in forward-looking statements. All statements that reflect
Alcoa’s expectations, assumptions, or projections about the future other
than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements,
including, without limitation, statements regarding future capabilities
or benefits of new manufacturing technologies, Alcoa’s transformation
strategy, and sustainability goals. Forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks,
uncertainties, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to
predict. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements, including, without
limitation: (a) changes in aluminum industry or global economic
conditions generally or in the markets served by Alcoa; (b) business
disruptions due to unavailability of energy, equipment outages, natural
disasters, or other unexpected events; (c) changes in regulatory
requirements or the competitive landscape; (d) failure to successfully
implement, to achieve commercialization of, or to realize expected
benefits from new technologies, advanced alloys, or other innovations,
including, without limitation, Alcoa MicromillTM technology;
and (e) the other risk factors discussed in Alcoa’s Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2014 and other reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. Alcoa disclaims any intention or obligation to
update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether in response to
new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by
applicable law.

Contacts

Alcoa
Nahla Azmy, 212-836-2674
Nahla.Azmy@alcoa.com
or
Bridget
McNie, 412-553-2609
Bridget.McNie@alcoa.com