The Sociedad Cuahtémoc y Famosa (SCYF) is a significant part of FEMSA's history because it serves as an institutional model for social development in FEMSA's companies. The business units rely on this model to drive and promote the Quality of Life of employees and their families through services and benefits that together look to convey transcendent values, foster hard work and savings, and promote a humanist philosophy at work while being a school for leaders.
SCYF was established in 1918 when the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution was still having an impact on the workers throughout the country due to a lack of employment and disease. It was then that FEMSA's employees and top management came up with the idea of setting up a non-profit organization in order to boost savings and elevating the quality of life of the members and their families.
SCYF promotes FEMSA's Social Development model, which is based on the balance of the areas necessary for the comprehensive development of individuals, by providing diverse sets of tools and programs. This same model, adapted to the cultures and habits of each region, is undergoing implementation in every country where FEMSA is present.