POLIOLES ALTAMIRA: SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT DISABLING ACCIDENTS.

Completing 2,555 consecutive days without a disabling accident is a challenge in any industry, even more so in petrochemicals. But the Polioles plant at Altamira, Tamaulipas, has successfully maintained this level of safety in its facilities, where it employs a staff of 123 workers. The achievement is based on existing safety programs, which promote discipline, cooperation and interdependence among the people working at the plant. Their permanent goal is to safeguard the physical integrity of employees and contractors. Other companies who have made notable achievements in this area are DAK Americas Argentina and Tereftalatos Mexicanos, which in 2013 completed five and four consecutive years, respectively, without disabling accidents.

The integral welfare of its employees is central to ALFA’s growth. There is a commitment to maintaining a safe, inclusive and participative workplace environment. The companies also work to create favorable conditions for the development of each employee, and to encourage a healthy balance between professional, personal and family life.


SUSTAINED DOWNWARD TREND IN THE NUMBER AND SERIOUSNESS OF WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS:

2011 2012 2013
Accident Rate: 281.31 229.69 173.40
Frequency Rate 11.28 10.24 7.79
Injury Rate 1,728 1,838 1,383
Lost Days Rate 30,265 26,024 20,871
Work-Related Fatalities 0 0 1

32% and 31% reduction in the frequency and accident rates, respectively.


Achievements In 2013


TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

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AVERAGE MAN-HOURS OF TRAINING BY EMPLOYEE.

> U.S. U.S. $15.1 million invested in training and development programs.
> 250 scholarships granted to ALFA employees.

WORK-FAMILY BALANCE

$4.4

U.S. MILLION INVESTED IN RECREATIONAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

> 205,442 people attending recreational and family development programs.
> 2,085 academic support grants (scholarships, school supplies) to employees’ children.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

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WORK CENTERS HOLD THE “FAMILY RESPONSIBLE COMPANY” DISTINCTIVE.

> 30% of ALFA’s workforce is made up of women.
> 197 disabled people worked in ALFA’s companies in 2013.