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Alcoa joins Sustainable Development Charter

The Alcoa wheels are the first products in the transportation industry to receive Cradle to Cradle certification.



HANNOVER, Germany—Alcoa’s Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) division has joined the Sustainable Development Charter of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

In May 2012, Alcoa announced that its global line of aluminum wheels were Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM at the Silver level.

The company says this award is a testament to the infinite recyclability of aluminum—indeed, approximately 75 per cent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today.

The Alcoa wheels are the first products in the transportation industry to receive Cradle to Cradle certification.

The UITP is an international network for public transport and a global advocate and promoter of innovations in sustainable mobility and transportation. The Charter’s 150 global members monitor, measure and report on their own sustainability performance, while sharing best practices with fellow members.

Alcoa produces primary and fabricated aluminum, mines bauxite and refines of alumina. It employs approximately 61,000 people in 31 countries

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