Six steps to stability

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Published: Tuesday, 03 July 2012

Ask inhabitants of the Juruti district of Brazil what benefits have been brought by the bauxite mining started in 2009 by Alcoa Inc., and they can point to a new school and police station. These are among 21 projects backed by the Sustainable Juruti Fund (FUNJUS), created by Alcoa, but run by a local development council with representatives from industry, government and non-governmental organisations (NGO).

By Roland Haslehner, Jose Garcia and Guido BattagliaAsk inhabitants of the Juruti district of Brazil what benefits have been brought by the bauxite mining started in 2009 by Alcoa Inc., and they can point to a new school and police station. These are among 21 projects backed by the Sustainable...

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