BELIEVING IN OUR EMPLOYEES MEANS
CREATING THE CONDITIONS TO FACILITATE THEIR DEVELOPMENT

SIGMA UNIVERSITY

In 2014, more than 14,000 employees took at least one course at Sigma University (SU).

SU was founded in 2005 for the purpose of training people in Sigma’s commercial area. In 2008, it was expanded to include the Business Leadership School. Over time, it has gradually incorporated other areas of knowledge in order to better support Sigma’s growth. Today, SU has 11 schools offering courses in commercial, operating, marketing and leadership skills, among other areas.

SOME ACHIEVEMENTS

SAFETY

Three DAK Americas plants (Cosoleacaque, Cooper River and Cedar Creek) continued their outstanding safety performance having achieved six, two and two years, respectively, without lost days due to accidents. The Indelpro plant also completed its second year of operating under the same condition.

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

More than 256,000 participants in recreational and family development events organized by ALFA’s companies.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE

20,385 employees and family members were benefited through the Employee Assistance Program, which offers free counseling and orientation on medical, nutritional, emotional, legal and financial issues.

KEY FIGURES

2013 2014

Safety

> Accident rate173.40201.87
> Frequency rate7.799.10
> Number of accidents1,3831,566
> Lost days rate20,87124,808
> Fatalities12

Health

> Investment (U.S. $ million)16.621
> Programs175164
> Employees benefited 26,64828,520

Training

> Investment (U.S. $ million)9.910.4
> Average man-hours2828
> Employees benefited36,74243,145
> Scholarships for employees250483

development and recreation

> Investment (U.S. $ million)4.45.1
> Scholarships for employees’ children 2,0852,310
> Atendees to events 205,442256,841