At Axelum, we regard our people as the fundamental asset of the organization. Our culture is hinged on the spirit of familial togetherness. Each member, regardless of position, is considered a vital contributor to our success. In return, Axelum continues to institute programs geared towards people development, ensuring a safe working environment, above-average industry compensation, among others.
Axelum offers above-average industry compensation to its people. Aside from government-mandated benefits, we provide our workers with health insurance, housing assistance, bereavement support, flexible work arrangements and various types of individual loans at zero-interest amortization.
Training and Development
We believe that investing in our people will result to enhanced productivity, stronger motivation and employee retention. As such, we offer numerous training programs designed to harness individual talent and skills. For in-house learning, modules are based on different aspects of the business including technical, health and safety, communication, ethics, environment management, process control and core values. Qualified employees are likewise enrolled in third-party training centers for certification.
■ Annual corporate governance training for the Board of Directors
■ At least 8 hours of training for all employees yearly
■ High-performing employees are included in the Star Training and Retention Program (STAR) for succession planning
Occupational Health and Safety
Here at Axelum, health and safety are of utmost priority. All employees are required to wear personal protective equipment and strictly observe guidelines on sanitation and hygiene. To minimize incidents of accidents, illness and product contamination, we abide by the SMETA audit methodology to guarantee the highest standards of best practices on labor, health and safety, environment and business ethics.
■ 32,952 safe man-hours recorded with no work-related fatalities in 2019
■ Annual conduct of fire and earthquake drills
■ 24-hour medical clinic located within plant premises
Axelum respects the principle of human rights and dignity of every person. We maintain a sound working environment and enforce policies that promote basic rights and fair treatment. As a SEDEX member, we are compliant with the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Codes that uphold anti-child labor, freedom of association, non-discriminatory, paid living wages, regular employment and working hours, safe and hygienic work conditions, among others.
■ Facilitated at least 19 trainings on human rights and ethical behavior in 2019 with perfect employee attendance