COMPANY LISTED ON PROMINENT CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP INDEX
MONTREAL, Sept. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan Inc. announced today that it has
been selected to the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in recognition of its
transparency and its work in addressing global climate change. Comprised of
68 Financial Times 500 companies, the Index is part of a Carbon Disclosure
Project report that outlines the key features that make climate change a
critical shareholder value issue for both investors and global corporations.
"Alcan recognizes that climate change is an issue that has an impact on
the long-term sustainability of our business," said Dick Evans, President and
CEO, Alcan Inc. "Being listed on the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
recognizes Alcan's ongoing commitment to addressing the issue of climate
change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) through leading-edge
technology and clean, renewable energy solutions," he added.
The principal vehicle for Alcan's commitment to addressing climate change
is the Company's GHG emissions reduction program, TARGET, which was
implemented in 2001 and is a key component of its Environment, Health and
Safety (EHS FIRST) management system. Alcan began to systematically monitor
and measure its air emissions in 1990, and has since then significantly
reduced its specific perfluorocarbon (PFCs - a greenhouse gas) emissions by
80 percent. Alcan has also committed to an additional 10% reduction in the
intensity of direct greenhouse gas emissions by 2010.
Alcan has also proactively addressed the challenges of climate change in
the public discourse by participating in organizations like the United States
Climate Action Partnership and by recently signing the UN Global Compact's
"Caring for Climate: The Business Leadership Platform" statement.
The Carbon Disclosure Project, a coalition of global investors with more
than US$41 trillion in assets, now has 315 signatories and is working to
encourage the development of strategies to reduce GHGs.
Alcan Inc. (NYSE, TSX: AL) is a leading global materials company,
delivering high quality products and services worldwide. With world-class
technology and operations in bauxite mining, alumina processing, primary metal
smelting, power generation, aluminum fabrication, engineered solutions as well
as flexible and specialty packaging, today's Alcan is well positioned to meet
and exceed its customers' needs. Alcan is represented by 68,000 employees,
including its joint-ventures, in 61 countries and regions, and posted revenues
of US$23.6 billion in 2006. The Company has featured on the Dow Jones
Sustainability Indexes consecutively since 2002. For more information, please
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