BUs 250 Week 2 Assignment Case Study Alcoas Core Values in Practice,
It used to be known as Pittsburgh Reduction Company; the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) started in 1907 in Pittsburgh and had a good start as a company with morals and values for its employees. The company ensure that all of its employees are transparent and doing their job with integrity as they follow the values that the company wants them to possess. Alcoa have core values and they started having it in black and white in 1985 allowing all of their employees to be aware of the values that the company wants to instill. Alcoa is known to be pro employees and the values they have are there to ensure the needs of the employees as well as the needs of the customers are met in a timely manner without sacrificing the quality of the service the company provides. The company wants their employees to live with their values involving integrity, work quality, being accountable while at the same time profitable. With the company vision, you can see that they are trying to do things the right way all the time. This is the reason when you look at Alcoa from the outside, you won’t see any ethical or integrity issue within them because the company’s aura is all about integrity. The company also ensures that everyone is committed into having a safe working environment avoiding any injury or health issues while at work. This is true for all of their branches because the company follows a code of conduct applicable to all of its employees. Alcoa is giving full trainings to its employees before letting them work full time in the production area and during trainings; code and ethics are the main topics being discussed putting emphasis to the fact that the company needs everyone to adhere to the set guidelines and policies of the company. There are new branches that might not have the same practices yet but these are mostly outside of the country because they are still new with the process at hand.
Employee’s health is one of the main things that Alcoa is checking because they want their employees to be safe while at work while all they ask in return is for employees to maintain their honesty and integrity while at work. The company provided a program that will work for everyone and is easy to use and all of these tools are used to enhance the productivity of everyone while at the same time supporting the goal of the company (Lawrence & Weber, 2011).