Alcoa has published its sustainability report for 2014. In it, it reports that it has reduced absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 3 million metric tons, or 6.8%.

The company, which was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the 13th consecutive year, also invested US$38.4 million in community programs via Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation.

‘Over the last year, the company expanded its multi-material value-add portfolio and introduced innovations across its end markets enabling customers to produce more environmentally friendly products’ it said in a press release.

‘Alcoa’s transformation is driving profitable growth, advancing sustainability and delivering innovative products to meet the demands of a more energy-efficient world,’ added Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman and CEO. ‘From trucks to cars to airplanes and beyond, our innovations in lightweight metals are increasingly being used by our customers and their consumers to create a more sustainable global society.’

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