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Alcoa’s community month

Alcoa Alan Cransberg

Alcoa's Managing Director of Australian Operations Alan Cransberg is happy that the company is able to give something back to the community through its annual 'Month of Service'.

Every October Alcoa encourages its employees to contribute to the local community and this year is no different.

Half of Alcoa’s global workforce will participate in more than 650 community service projects across 24 countries through its employee volunteer program.

Alcoa Anglesea employees have already been working with local community groups – last week, a group of five Alcoa employees moved a 180 kilogram kiln into the Anglesea Art House – and will continue to do so with upcoming events such as Ride to Work on October 12.

There will also be Alcoa volunteers on hand for the Anglesea Music Festival, as well as involvement with the Kids Foundation, Anglesea Primary School, the Men’s Shed, and the inaugural Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour.

Anglesea Power Station Manager Talis Steele said the company prided itself on community interaction.

“This year more than ever, our communities need our help. And that’s why throughout October, we have seven events planned to get our employees involved. We encourage our people to share their time, talents and energy in supporting those causes that are important to them that help strengthen our society.

“From reading to students, playing bingo with the elderly, painting a school, to planting trees, there are numerous ways we can make a difference.”

Alcoa’s Australian managing director Alan Cransberg said the ‘Month of Service’ is a time when the company encourages employee volunteerism and celebrates its hundreds of employees who volunteer regularly all year round.

“It’s a lot of fun to give something back to the community and it makes a real difference to people and organisations that need support.”