17 May '11, 1pm

Secrets Behind Alcoa's Sustainability Program

Secrets Behind Alcoa's Sustainability Program

If you're worried about meeting sustainability goals at your company, you may want to pick Kevin Anton's brain a bit. He's Alcoa 's chief sustainability officer, and just one year after Alcoa set long-term targets, he's largely on track or ahead of schedule. Alcoa has already reached its 2020 targets for greenhouse gas emissions and freshwater use. It is also making headway on several others and identified actions plans for the most challenging areas. First, the good news: Alcoa reduced its carbon intensity (metric tons of emissions per ton of production) by 22 percent below 2005 levels, exceeding its 20 percent target, the company said in its 2010 Sustainability Report released last week. Did the company set its target too low? Maybe. "If you set a 10-year stretch goal and you achieve it in year one, you can celebrate it but -- keep in mind we have a 30 percent GHG (green...

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