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October 29th 2018
Aluminerie Alouette releases its latest sustainable development results

SEPT-ÎLES, October 29, 2018 – During a public presentation, the largest private employer in Sept-Îles unveiled its 2017 Sustainable Development Report and the results of a perception survey conducted in spring 2018. The numbers speak for themselves: Alouette respects current environmental standards by a wide margin and is very well perceived in the Sept-Rivières regional county municipality.

 

For the first time, Alouette innovated by inviting the public to a presentation, in addition to publishing the report and its previous editions on its website, as it does every year. The 2017 Report outlines the smelter’s activities by presenting the main highlights and various indicators, based on its five-point strategy. The year 2017 was a pivotal year on several fronts, as it marked Alouette’s 25th year of operation. Several activities involving employees, partners and the community were a great success. Alouette continues to make improvements to health and safety, underlined by a slight decrease in the rate of recordable injuries. The smelter also continues to minimize its impact on the environment by relying on best practices. In fact, the availability and performance of scrubbers surpass 99% on an annual basis. Production amounted to 595,685 tonnes of aluminium. And, dozens of millions of dollars were also invested to maintain and modernize assets.

 

“On the whole, we’re very proud of our results. Alouette employees excel every year, doing so with a great deal of respect for our host community,” says Dominique Denicourt, Vice-President of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. “The perception survey gauged public opinion and confirms that our company is greatly appreciated, in every respect,” he adds.

 

The perception survey, conducted by an external firm, collected the opinions of 501 respondents from Port-Cartier and Sept-Îles, who do not work for Alouette. The general opinion of the company was positive among 97% of respondents. Nevertheless, various avenues for improvement have been identified and put forward, including the idea of going back to a presentation of the results.

 

2017 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT

 

For highlights, results and detailed graphics, visit this page.


2018 PERCEPTION SURVEY

 

All factors measured are presented below.

 

General opinion:

  • 97% have a positive opinion of Aluminerie Alouette.

 

Social perception:

  • 96% of respondents agree that Aluminerie Alouette is a socially responsible company and well integrated into its community.

 

The respondents have a positive opinion regarding the following aspects, in these percentages:

  • 97% (contributions to organizations)
  • 96% (employer of choice)
  • 93% (accessibility)

 

Environmental perception:

  • 79% of respondents agree that Aluminerie Alouette is concerned about environmental protection.

 

The respondents have a positive opinion regarding the following aspects, in these percentages:

  • 76% (transparency)
  • 74% (impact in the community)

 

Economic perception:

  • 98% of respondents agree that Aluminerie Alouette is an economic player that generates major benefits for the region.

 

The respondents have a positive opinion regarding the following aspects, in these percentages:

  • 84% (investments in research and development)
  • 78% (local purchases)
  • 94% (aluminium market outlook) 
About Aluminerie Alouette
Inaugurée en 1992, Aluminerie Alouette est une entreprise indépendante de production d’aluminium.
Avec ses 900 employés, elle est le plus important employeur privé de Sept-Îles.
Sa capacité de production annuelle de plus de 600 000 tonnes d’aluminium de première fusion en fait la plus importante aluminerie des Amériques.
L’usine de Sept-Îles place le développement durable au cœur de ses actions.