FEMSA was recently recognized for its corporate responsibility and governance, a distinction backed by 592 opinion leaders belonging to the Boards of Directors of Mexican companies. Its top executives, José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, Chairman of the Board, and Carlos Salazar Lomelín, CEO, were also recognized for their business leadership and commitment to community development, as they were ranked fifth and seventh, respectively, among the 100 most important corporate directors in Mexico.
The recognition came from the Corporate Reputation Business Monitor (MERCO), a Spanish publication that has been granting this award since 2000, evaluating corporate social responsibility and governance, as well as the reputation of companies and entrepreneurs of Europe and Latin America.
In presenting the award, MERCO analyzed leadership variables for the businesses and their commitment to community development, through the positive value and impact they have on regions where the companies are present.
The MERCO methodology, considered the most complete, rigorous and multi-faceted in the world, has been independently reviewed by KPMG, which publishes its opinion in each edition of the award.