Alumina Limited

Materiality

The report’s framework and content is shaped by three factors:

  1. Alumina Limited’s role as a 40 per cent participant in the AWAC joint venture and the role we take in ensuring long-term value from the enterprise for shareholders.  
  2. The nature of AWAC’s operations, which largely focusses on bauxite and alumina segments of the aluminium industry. 
  3. The interests and requirements of our stakeholders.  

Consequently this concise and focussed report supports rather than duplicates that of Alcoa, (Alcoa Sustainability Report), which is a detailed and far ranging discussion into their fully integrated aluminium operations.

Using this framework, Alumina’s executive management undertook an internal assessment of issues that were considered of significance to Alumina Limited and our stakeholders. Alumina Limited also recognised the assessment of substantive materiality conducted by Alcoa as manager/operator of the AWAC operations. These included:  

This sustainability update provides a basis for future discussions with stakeholders on issues of greatest interest and concern.  This feedback will help refine future content and reporting approaches.

Boundaries

Material AspectInternal BoundaryExternal Boundary
Energy All AWAC global operations, particularly AWAC's alumina refineries and smelter  None
Water management Especially AWAC's alumina refineries Government agencies, communities surrounding our operating locations and NGOs
Emissions All global operations, particularly AWAC's refineries and aluminum smelter Government agencies, communities surrounding our operating locations and NGOs
Land management All global operations, particularly AWAC's bauxite mining locations and bauxite residue storage areas Government agencies, communities surrounding our operating locations, and NGOs
Safety and Health All AWAC global operations Government agencies focused on health and safety in each country in which AWAC operate
Local Communities All AWAC global operations Communities surrounding our operating locations and NGOs
Economic All AWAC global operations Shareholders, lenders, and financial analysts globally