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CBA

Aluminum solutions that transform people’s lives

Welcome to CBA

For more than six decades, we have produced aluminum with a commitment to building a better world.

Our operations, in seven Brazilian states, support 5,549 direct jobs. We produce low-carbon aluminum that is used in a diverse range of industries.

Our operations span the entire aluminum value chain: from the mines where bauxite is extracted, through the refineries where bauxite is processed into aluminum oxide and smelters where molten aluminum is produced, to facilities where the aluminum is made into a range of primary products (ingots, slabs, billets and rod) and semi-fabricated products (caster rolls, sheet, foil, extruded profiles, and parts and components). In a model based on ethics and respect for the environment, we also work with strategic customers to co-develop customized and increasingly sustainable solutions.

Inspired by our purpose to deliver aluminum solutions that transform people’s lives, we have placed sustainability and innovation at the core of our business strategy.

We are #DigitALL

We are guided by a strong digital culture to drive competitive advantage in everything we do. Our CBA 4.0 journey to optimize processes and operations, and develop new mindsets, is underpinned by four pillars:

People

Instilling new behaviors as part of a more agile mindset, fostering a digital culture and encouraging employees to think, act and do things differently.

Processes

Driving changes and redefining what we offer, how we offer it and how we operate to achieve competitive advantage, and maximizing results by simplifying, eliminating and reinventing existing processes.

Technology

Implementing enabling technologies, such as mobility, cognition and the Internet of Things, to drive business growth.

Cybersecurity

Minimizing corporate risks stemming from new technologies, and protecting data, information and people.

Read our innovation manifesto and how we put these principles into practice:

Innovation at CBA

CBA is constantly evolving in response to the changing needs of our partners, the industry, society and our planet, as part of our aspiration to build a more harmonious future for all. We are present in people’s day-to-day lives, more than they imagine.

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Corporate governance

Doing what’s right. This has always been a guiding principle at CBA, where we strive to adhere to the highest standards of corporate governance. CBA has policies, standards and procedures that ensure we uphold ethics and transparency in our relationships with employees, customers and partners.

To learn more about our Corporate Governance practices and relationship with investors, go to Investor Relations website.

Governance

Board of Directors

  • Personal compensation committee
  • Audit committee
  • Financial committee
  • Sustainability Committee

Executive Board

  • Executive Board
  • Conduct committee
  • Data Protection Committee
  • Crisis Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Sustainability Procurement Committee
  • Climate Change Committee
  • Water Resilience Committee

Ethics and compliance

CBA has built a legacy of ethics, best practice and corporate social responsibility that guides our actions and decisions. Our Compliance program ensures that our employees work in accordance with established guidelines.

Our premises:
  • Identify and comply with applicable laws and regulations, including anti-corruption and antitrust regulations and policies.

  • Ensure all CBA facilities have the required licenses, permits and certifications.

  • Honor the contracts and agreements to which CBA and our affiliates are party.

  • Disclose financial and sustainability reports in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.

  • Take an active approach to preventing fraud and losses.

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New Code of Conduct

The CBA Code of Conduct guides our actions and interactions with employees, suppliers, customers, communities and other stakeholders. A core component of our Compliance Program, the Code was completely reformulated in 2021—CBA previously followed the Votorantim S.A code of conduct as one of its portfolio companies.

All employees, contractors and suppliers are required to affirm compliance with the Code after taking game-based online training on our E-learning platform.

The CBA Code of Conduct is available for reference here

Our history

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2022

In June we were presented with a "Best for ESG 2022" award by business magazine Exame, in the Mining, Metals and Steelmaking category. 

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2022

In February we launched our Primora aluminum door and window frame range, expanding our offering in the building and construction market.

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2021

In November we completed our acquisition of Alux do Brasil, integrated 21 hydroelectric dams, and inducted our new Energy Business team.

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2021

In August we concluded a purchase agreement for wind farms. In October we announced the internalization of 21 hydroelectric dams.

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2021

CBA: the first national company in the aluminum industry to trade shares on the Brazilian Stock Exchange. The trajectory until this achievement was marked by innovation, social responsibility, care for people and the environment, responsible management and collaboration.

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2019

CBA is certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) 
Great Place to Work ranks CBA as one of the 150 Best Workplaces in Brazil. We join the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and commit to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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2018

CBA launches a rebranding effort.

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2017

CBA launches Legado Verdes do Cerrado, the first Private Sustainable Development Reserve in Brazil’s Cerrado biome, located in the Midwestern state of Goiás and owned by CBA. We open a new Solutions & Services Center at our Alumínio plant in São Paulo (SP).

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2016

CBA sets up Primary and Downstream (Semi-fabricated Products) business segments.

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2012

Acquisition of Metalex, industrial aluminum recycling unit, in Araçariguama (SP).

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2008

We begin operations in Miraí (MG).

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2007

475,000 metric tons per year CBA expands its operations in Alumínio (SP) and now operates the largest aluminum plant in Latin America.

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2006

2000 mm rolling line
Our Alumínio (SP) plant becomes the only facility in Latin America with the capability to produce two meter-wide aluminum coils.

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1992

Our mining and beneficiation operations in Itamarati de Minas (MG) come online in February. After six months, the first shipments of bauxite arrive at the plant.

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1988

170,000 metric tons per year
CBA becomes one of the largest integrated aluminum producers in the world.

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1980

CBA acquires a bauxite mine in Itamarati de Minas (MG) with huge reserves.

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1973

Aa national industry leader.
CBA becomes the largest aluminum producer in Brazil, accounting for 30% of total production.

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1972

CBA is the first Brazilian-owned aluminum producer, accounting for 36% of aluminum production.

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1969

Work begins on expanding and upgrading CBA’s aluminum plant.

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1957

The França Hydroelectric Dam (SP) starts operation, the first to be developed by CBA.

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1955

CBA is founded.
CBA is founded as the first integrated aluminum manufacturer in Brazil, producing 10,000 metric tons of primary aluminum per year.

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1949

Construction of the Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio plant begins.

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1941

Our early beginnings Bauxite is first mined in Poços de Caldas (MG) for processing at a plant in Mairinque (SP), southeastern Brazil.

Our geographic presence

We are present in six states. Explore the map to see the locations of our offices, plants and mines, hydropower plants and environmental reserves.

Mines

Miraí
Itamarati de Minas
Poços de Caldas

 

Hydropower plant

Sobragi - Belmiro Braga

Administrative Unit

Escritório Corporativo - São Paulo

 

Mills

Alumínio - Alumínio
Filial Sorocaba - Sorocaba
Metalex - Araçariguama
Alux do Brasil – Nova Odessa

 

Solutions Center

CSS Alumínio

 

Hydropower plant

Iporanga - Juquiá
Barra - Tapiraí
Alecrim - Miracatu
Fumaça - Ibiúna
PCH Serraria - Juquiá
PCH Porto Raso - Tapiraí
PCH França - Juquitiba
PCH Jurupará - Piedade
PCH Santa Helena- Votorantim
PCH Votorantim - Votorantim
Itupararanga - Votorantim
CGH Boa Vista (SP) - unidade não está em operação
CGH Rio Novo (SP) - unidade não está em operação
Piraju - Piraju
Ourinhos - Ourinhos

 

Legado

Legado das Águas - Miracatu (SP)

Mines

Barro Alto (Lavra operada por um parceiro)

 

Hydropower plant

Salto do Rio Verdinho - Caçu

 

Legado

Legado Verdes do Cerrado - Niquelândia (Gestão pela Reservas Votorantim)

 

Nikel business

Barro Alto (Em suspensão temporária)

Hydropower plant

Campos Novos - Campos Novos
Machadinho - Piratuba
Salto Pilão - Apiúna

Administrative Unit

Centro de Distribuição - Caxias do Sul

 

Solutions Center

CSS Caxias do Sul

 

Hydropower plant

Barra Grande - Pinhal da Serra

Certifications and Recognition

The awards and certifications CBA has received are a testament to our commitment to best social, environmental and governance practices. They also reflect our efforts to drive continuous improvement in our processes and products, and help strengthen our long-term bonds with employees, suppliers, customers, investors and society at large.

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Gold reporting status in the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program - 2020, 2019, 2018

Our greenhouse gas emissions inventory received Gold reporting status in the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.

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100% Transparency Movement

Em 2021, a CBA foi uma das empresas pioneiras na adesão ao Movimento Transparência 100%, iniciativa ligada à Rede do Pacto Global. Agora demos um passo além, somos uma das empresas embaixadoras desse movimento e temos muito orgulho dessa trajetória.

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Top 150 Workplaces in Brazil

We’re a Great Place to Work. CBA has been ranked as one of the 150 Best Workplaces in Brazil by global consulting firm GPTW, in recognition of employee perceptions on Credibility, Respect, Impartiality, Company Pride and Camaraderie.

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Amcor - 2018

Best Supplier - Aluminum Segment

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MSCI ESG "A" Ratings - 2021

We have been awarded an MSCI ESG Rating of “A”. An MSCI ESG Rating is designed to measure a company's resilience to long-term environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.

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Brasil Mineral – 2020, 2019, 2018

Company of the Year in the Minerals Industry

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Denso - 2018

Excellence in Delivery Certificate

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Honda - 2018

Excellence in Delivery Certificate

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Maxxion - 2019

Americas Supplier Excellence Award

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Minérios & Minerales – 2020, 2018, 2017

Environmental Conservation in the Metals & Mining Industry

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ISE B3

#OurCBA is now listed on the B3 ISE index!

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REI Awards - Raw Materials

Automotive Business – 2017

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