2014 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

FOR ALFA, BELIEVING IS HAVING THE CONVICTION TO REACH A GOAL; CREATING IS DOING WHAT’S NEEDED TO REACH IT


Believing and creating: a philosophy, a symbiosis of terms that define being and doing. It is imagining and undertaking. It is understanding and serving. It is defining the meaning of what we do.

ALFA is a company that involves itself with and helps to promote the development of its employees and the community, while using natural resources in a responsible manner.

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
AND THE PRESIDENT

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SOME ACHIEVEMENTS

70,453

Direct Employees

U.S. $53

Million invested in health, safety,
development and recreation programs

560

Students enrolled in the
Extracurricular Talent Center

U.S. $ 41

Million invested in
environmental programs

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MODEL

EVERY DAY, ALFA FACES THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANY WITH A STRATEGY Supported BY FOUR PILLARS:

Community

To be a responsible citizen towards the community.

Internal well-being

To provide conditions of health, safety and development opportunities for employees.

Environment

To control and reduce emissions in the air, soil and water.

Economic

To obtain adequate business returns based on the investment and risk taken.

ETHICS AND VALUES

Our Code of Ethics outlines the conduct we expect of our employees.
(You can view this Code of Ethics at http://www.alfa.com.mx/NC/philosophy.htm

U.N. GLOBAL COMPACT

Consistent with the commitment to operate under international standards, since 2006 ALFA adheres to the U.N. Global Compact, operating in line with its 10 principles in favour of human rights and social and economic development.

Mission

To become a source of pride for our workers and shareholders, and to exceed stakeholder expectations through leadership, innovation and EXCEPTIONAL LONG-TERM performance.

Vision


Commitments with our stakeholders:

Stockholders
To achieve outstanding long-term value creation through profitable growth, continuous portfolio optimization and selective investment in new opportunities.

Employees
To be a great place to work. To attract and develop the best talent, motivating them to achieve their full potential.

Clients
To exceed expectations with superior experiences and innovative offerings.

Suppliers
To build long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.

Community
To encourage safe and sustainable operations. To contribute to the development of our communities.

Values


Integrity
Our actions are governed by our commitment to ethical conduct and social responsibility.

Respect and Empathy
We consider diversity as a strength. We seek to incorporate individuals with different backgrounds and experiences. We aspire to provide a work environment that promotes trust and cooperation.

Results Oriented
We are committed to value creation and to the continuous improvement of our businesses. All our employees embody a personal commitment to improving the performance of the company.

INNOVATION and Entrepreneurial Approach
We encourage and reward innovation and development of new business opportunities.

Client-focused
Dedicated to exceeding our clients’ needs.

ALFA defines its stakeholders based on the level of relationship and degree of impact of its businesses on them.

All stakeholders deserve attention from ALFA. To this end, the company has made a commitment to act toward each of them in a responsible, ethical and transparent manner, including an open and ongoing communication to understand their needs and concerns.

KEY PROGRAMS AND RESULTS

OUR EMPLOYEES

COMPANY ACHIEVEMENT
Akra Poliester 97 scholarships granted for employee children..
Colombin Bel 30% reduction in the accident rate.
DAK Americas U.S. $14 million invested in employee health and wellness programs.
Indelpro 2.3 years without lost days due to accidents.
Nemak Tennessee 2,000,000 man-hours of work without lost days due to accidents.
Nemak Linz A year without lost days due to accidents.
Polioles 65 scholarships granted for employee’s children.
Sigma 15 work centers were re-certified as Family-Responsible Company.
The “Mano con Mano” fund supported 71 employees whose homes were damaged by hurricane Odile.
Terza Supported 190 employees’ children by giving them school supplies.

OUR COMMUNITY

COMPANY ACHIEVEMENT
Alestra 90 students did internships at the company.
DAK Americas 3,500 students benefited by supporting 31 schools.
Nemak Canadá Donations to institutions like the Heart Defect Society and the Cancer Foundation.
Nemak Hungría Helped soccer schools for children, including financial support for the construction of a sports field.
Nemak Kentucky Thanksgiving Day meal for the homeless.
Nemak India Supported 700 students in the community.
Nemak México 4,400 students benefited from support to six schools.
Nemak Polonia Supported the Belsko-Biala Theater and the International Festival of Puppets in the community.
Nemak Wisconsin 20 employees participated in fundraising events for a diabetes prevention program.
Petrotemex 1,550 people benefited from community support actions.
Sigma 400 employees volunteered in activities to benefit their communities.
96 charitable institutions supported.

OUR ENVIRONMENT

EMPRESA LOGRO
Alestra The Querétaro Data Center certified at ICREA level 5, Green Seal.
Akra Poliester 80 metric tons of plastic, 1,334 metric tons of cardboard, 14,980 pallets and 6,988 sacks were recycled.
Colombin Bel Participated in the reforestation program at the Sierra de Guadalupe.
DAK Americas (CR) 76,000 m3 of water a year saved due to improved efficiency in molding processes.
Nemak Alabama Water consumption reduced by 30,662 30,662 m3.
Nemak Canadá Reduced electricity consumption by 1,680 GJ, using an optimized lighting system.
Nemak Dillingen Recycled 98% of the silica sand used in its processes.
Nemak España 7% reduction in water consumption.
Nemak Eslovaquia Increased silica sand recycling from 20% to 60%.
Nemak México Collected 560 kg of aluminum through the “Dame Lata” recycling campaign.
Nemak Polonia Reduced energy consumption through 2,000 GJ, by improving its heating system.
50% reduction in water consumption by diluting mold lubricants for high-pressure machines.
Sigma Built a new wastewater treatment plant. Replaced fuel oil with natural gas at four plants, reducing CO2 emissions.
Terza 20,000 m3 of water savings a year due to improved efficiency.
Recycled 2,400 metric tons of polyester.
Univex Reduced C02, emissions by 5,800 metric tons.