Bringing More Than Jobs
Century Aluminum has a renewed interest in becoming a good corporate citizen and valued employer in the towns in which we operate. We firmly believe that our financial success is linked to the health and well-being of the communities around our plants and offices, and we take that responsibility seriously.
From a financial standpoint, the ripple effect generated by our property taxes, employee salaries and medical benefits is significant. For instance, our Hawesville operations generate a total annual economic impact of $838.5 million that improves many aspects of the local economy, according to a study done by Younger Associates in December 2011.1 Calculations for total economic impact include wages paid to direct and indirect jobs supported by Century’s operations, local spending, capital investments and taxes generated.
But with operations around the world, we have the opportunity to make more than an economic impact. At the local level, our plants support activities like sponsoring sports teams, blood drives and charity walks. We are members of community groups like local Chambers of Commerce. A growing number of our employees are involved in activities like leading Girl Scouts troops and coaching sports teams. In Iceland, our Grundartangi smelter is the proud sponsor of the Akranes football club, which includes adult and youth programs. Annually, Century Aluminum of Hawesville contributes more than $20,000 to non-profit and charitable organizations in Hancock County.2
1 Younger Associates, “Economic Impact Analysis of the Operations of Century Aluminum on the Hancock County Economy” (December 2011), 3.
2 Younger Associates, “Economic Impact Analysis of the Operations of Century Aluminum on the Hancock County Economy” (December 2011), 5.