Alcan to celebrate its US$1 million prize for sustainability in Montreal


    MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan today announced that it will
celebrate the 2007 US$1 million Alcan Prize for Sustainability at the 14th
edition of the International Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montréal in
    "Alcan is proud to have built a partnership with the Conference of
Montréal that will ensure the 2007 winner of the Alcan Prize for
Sustainability is awarded in this city, our hometown," stated Dick Evans,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcan Inc. "As a unique event that
brings together influential world leaders from every sector to discuss social,
economic and environmental challenges, the Conference of Montréal is the ideal
venue for showcasing a prize that focuses on recognizing those whose work
addresses these issues," he added.
    The Alcan Prize for Sustainability was created to recognize the
not-for-profit sector for its contributions to global sustainability both in
the community and more widely by influencing policy. The Alcan Prize is open
to all not-for-profit, non-governmental, and civil society organizations based
anywhere in the world that are working to advance the goals of economic,
environmental, and social sustainability. For more information, visit
    To ensure the objectivity of the Alcan Prize for Sustainability, Alcan
partners with the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), which manages
the Prize and facilitates the application process. IBLF promotes international
leadership in responsible business to benefit business and society. To ensure
a rigorous and transparent approach, Alcan does not have a voice in the
Assessment or Adjudication Panel convened by IBLF.
    The International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montréal
has as its principal mission the promotion of wide-ranging and completely open
discussion of the major international economic issues. It also aims at
facilitating the creation of contacts between representatives of businesses,
governments and international agencies as well as members of the academic
world and civic society, thereby encouraging international exchanges. For more
information, visit

    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 World Index consecutively since 2003. For more information,
please visit:

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Anik Michaud, +1-514-848-8151,; Alcan Prize Contact: Leesa Muirhead, +44 7901 510
701; Investor Contact: Ulf Quellmann, +1-514-848-8368,

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