More than 27,600 employees and family members of Nemak, Sigma and Petrotemex received support and attention through a free, confidential service that was designed to guide and assist them in issues relating to their personal and professional life. The system operates through a 1-800 hotline and website (in the case of Sigma), through which an expert counselor helps the employee or family member to find a solution to their concerns.
More than 240,000 employees and family members attended recreational and family development programs organized by ALFA companies in 2015. These programs included training activities, sports, cultural and social events, all of which encouraged families to feel a part of ALFA.
ALFA invested U.S. $17.3 million in development and training programs for its employees, which included workshops in inter-personal relations, leadership, technical training and management skills, industrial safety and first aid, and other topics. It also increased the number of employee scholarships for ongoing education by 20% over 2014, covering studies from high school through graduate programs.