Merida, Yucatan, July 18th, 2018.- Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest bottler in the Coca-Cola system by sales volume worldwide, was recognized by the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA in Spanish) with the ‘Environmental Excellence’ distinction, the highest recognition granted by the environmental authority.
This recognition is given to companies that promote better environmental conservation practices as well as a sustainable impact on the environment. It is granted exclusively to work centers certified with the Environmental Performance Level 2 (EPL2) and to those that show the best environmental practices.
“Being honored with five Environmental Excellence awards is a sign of the commitment and dedication of all of us who work at Coca-Cola FEMSA and who strive to achieve the best results every day. As part of our Sustainability strategy, we incorporate the axes of Our Planet, Our Community and Our People as fundamental pillars of our business model, with the aim of creating environmental, social and economic value in each of our territories”, said Plant Manager of Coca-Cola FEMSA Mexico Division, Gonzalo Espinal. “Positioning ourselves as the Food and Beverage Sector Company with the largest number of environmental recognitions makes us feel even more committed us to continue working for a Sustainable Mexico,” he added.
The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA in Spanish) awarded the Environmental Excellence recognition to the Coca-Cola FEMSA plants in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas; Toluca and Reyes in the State of Mexico; Morelia in Michoacán and Apizaco in Tlaxcala, for their commitment to the conservation of the environment and the promotion of a sustainable Mexico.
Additionally, the companys 17 manufacturing centers in Mexico have been recognized for maintaining the Zero Waste standard, which means that all their waste is recycled and reused; they also incorporate better practices for clean energy management and efficient water use.
About the company
Stock listing information: Mexican Stock Exchange, Ticker: KOFL | NYSE (ADR), Ticker: KOF | Ratio of KOF L to KOF = 10:1
Coca-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 344 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 the Philippines, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. For more information, please visit www.coca-colafemsa.com.