Alcan announces US$1 million annual Prize for Sustainability

On 22 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Alcan, a global leader in aluminum and packaging as well as aluminum recycling, announced the creation of a US$1 million annual prize to recognize outstanding contributions from the not-for-profit sector to the goal of sustainability.

The Alcan Prize for Sustainability will be managed by the UK-based International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and awarded by a distinguished panel of international judges. José-Maria Figueres, Co-CEO of the World Economic Forum and former president of Costa Rica, has agreed to chair the 2004 panel. Travis Engen, Alcan president and CEO, described the prize as a logical evolution of Alcan’s Community Investment Programme, which has for many years supported and created sustainability-based programmes at the local and regional levels.

Following a call for entries, a short list of finalists will be announced in June. The winner of the first annual prize is expected to be named in January 2005.

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