The ‘Norway’s fittest company’ competition runs from November 2010 until May
2011, and is sponsored by Dagens Naeringsliv, one of Norway’s leading finance
newspapers, and Norges Bedriftsidrettsforbund, the Norwegian Confederation of
Sports. A range of companies compete in five categories: medium and large
businesses in the public sector; and small, medium and large businesses in the
private sector. Participants are rated on various criteria, including employee
involvement, physical conditioning, sports facilities and activities, and
overall promotion of healthy lifestyle.
The jury report stated: “Alcoa Mosjoen is focused on physical activity and
has initiated several new actions during the competition. This distinguishes
them from the nearest competitors in its class. The employees of Alcoa Mosjoen
have shown great capacity for creativity and innovation through continuously
expanding the range of activities and generated more return on each dollar
invested. Out of the 420 employees, 300 have participated in at least one
“Being named the Fittest Company in Norway is an excellent recognition for
the work we have done,” says Eivind Mikalsen, Alcoa Mosjoen Plant Manager. “We
are dedicated to providing our employees a safe and healthy work environment and
physical exercise plays an important role in that. This award shows us that our
efforts have not stayed unnoticed.”
The competition — and Alcoa as one of the winners — was featured in various
newspapers as well as covered by the national Norwegian TV network.
Alcoa Mosjoen is a primary aluminum smelter and anode production facility.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as
well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition
to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind
major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and
construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial
markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are
flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa(R)
wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and
nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s
operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to
customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for
nine consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever
produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately
59,000 people in 31 countries across the world.
Source: Alcoa Inc.
Published: September 27, 2023