Alcoa Primary Aluminum Receives Cradle to Cradle® Certification

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it is has received Cradle to Cradle® Certification - Silver for its primary aluminum. Cradle to Cradle® Certification is an independent environmental certification process for materials and products that assesses the total impact of a product on human health and the environment. The announcement was made at the Aluminium 2010 show in Essen, Germany.

Alcoa is the first aluminum company to receive Cradle to Cradle® Certification from MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry), a global sustainability consulting and product certification firm that developed the Cradle to Cradle® concept in 1995.

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