Villahermosa, Tabasco, August 5, 2019.- Coca-Cola FEMSA carried out the second edition of “Plaza de la Ciudadanía” in Villahermosa, Tabasco, an initiative that promotes social and environmental well-being by offering free health, social and recreational services that, in collaboration with foundations, private initiative, state government and civil society, benefited about 500 people from the community of Atasta Park.
“We are proud to celebrate the second edition of this event alongside civil associations, state authorities and, above all, our community, to whom we thank for their trust and dedication as part of Plaza de la Ciudadanía initiative. Today we reaffirm our commitment to contribute to the welfare of the community through this great social fair. Our actions reflect our relentless dedication to satisfy the common good of our workers and consumers”, said Hezbal Hernández, Corporate and Government Affairs Executive of Coca-Cola FEMSA.
During the event, free consultations and workshops on personal hygiene, nutrition, pediatrics, environmental education, legal advice were provided, as well as physical and recreational activities for children. Plaza de la Ciudadanía is part of the initiatives through which Coca-Cola FEMSA, as part of the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry, endorses its social and environmental commitment for the benefit of the communities in which it operates.
Coca-Cola FEMSA maintains its commitment in the state of Tabasco. It currently generates 1,986 direct jobs and more than 15,500 indirect jobs. It operates through a plant in Ixtacomitán, 5 distribution centers in Cárdenas, Macuspana and Tenosique and 23,704 points of sale. In addition, as part of the National Plan for Reforestation and Water Harvest, from 2008 to 2018 it has planted 90,600 trees and reforested 138 hectares.
FEMSA is a leading company that generates economic and social value through companies and institutions and seeks to be the best employer and neighbor of the communities where it has a presence. It participates in retail trade through FEMSA Comercio, which includes the Proximity Division and of which OXXO, a chain of small format stores, is a part of. It also has a Health Division that includes pharmacies and related activities as well as a Fuel Division that operates the service stations chain, OXXO Gas. In the beverage industry it operates Coca-Cola FEMSA, public bottler of Coca-Cola products; in the beer sector, it is a shareholder of HEINEKEN, a company present in more than 70 countries. Additionally, through FEMSA’s Strategic Businesses Business Unit, it offers logistics services, point-of-sale refrigeration solutions and plastics solutions to FEMSA companies and external clients. Through its Business Units, it employs approximately 300 thousand employees in 13 countries. FEMSA is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and the Mexican Stock Exchange Sustainable IPC, among other indices that evaluate its performance in sustainability.
About Coca Cola FEMSA
Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. is the largest franchise bottler in the world by sales volume. The company produces and distributes trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company, offering a wide portfolio of 169 brands to more than 396 million consumers daily. With over 100 thousand employees, the company markets and sells approximately 4 billion unit cases through 2.8 million points of sale a year. Operating 67 manufacturing plants and 363 distribution centers, Coca-Cola FEMSA is committed to generating economic, social, and environmental value for all of its stakeholders across the value chain. The company is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, FTSE4Good Emerging Index, and the Mexican Stock Exchange’s IPC and Social Responsibility and Sustainability Indices, among others. Its operations encompass franchise territories in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Guatemala and, nationwide, in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela through its investment in KOF Venezuela. For more information, please visit www.coca-colafemsa.com.