Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript
Jul 17, 2019 • 05:00 pm ET
Roy C. Harvey
half of the year, we will stay true to these priorities to further strengthen Alcoa. We will continue to emphasize the importance of our safety systems, to keep our people from harm and maintain our unwavering commitment to responsible and sustainable practices across our operations. A key factor in our corporate reputation.
We're committed to maintaining the operational improvements we've made over the first half of the year and we look forward to doing even better in the second half of 2019. As raw material prices remain favorable, we'll work to drive those benefits to the bottom line. To strengthen our Company overall, we'll evaluate projects across the globe that remove uncompetitive assets from our portfolio, so we can put our capital and efforts behind the assets and projects that generate the best returns. Alcoa was founded on innovation more than 130 years ago and we will continue our focus on developing breakthrough technology, processes and products for a more sustainable future. We'll undertake these efforts to make our Company more competitive and strengthen our balance sheet as appropriate. All to provide consistent returns to our stockholders.
With that, Bill and I would be happy to take your questions. Sean, please remind us of the instructions. And we'll get started.